Libby loves horses, and although she doesn't have one of her own, she's lucky she can always visit with the horses that belong to her neighbors, the Porters. For years Libby has helped Mrs. Porter--Jolene--care for the horses in exchange for lessons. And during her time there, she has forged a special bond with Jolene's prize horse, Thunder.
Libby's world changes when Jolene mysteriously leaves and lIbby is no longer free to see Thunder as much as she'd like. Bound and determined, seh sneaks into the stable to visit Thunder. But Libby notices blood around his eye and realizes that Mr. Porter is taking his anger out on the horse. With the hlep of Griff, a new boy in her class with whom Libby is spending increasingly more time, she decides to steal Thunder to ensure his safety. But Mr. Porter is on the lookout for Libby and has a backup plan of his own....
In this fast-paced adventure, Libby finds her own voice as she stands up for what she believes in a world of adults who think they know best.
Author: Mary Casanova
Published By: Hyperion Books for Children; 1999
Format: Hardcover, 136
Ages: 8-12 years