Brave Horse

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Whitecap Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 185 pages
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A story of adventure and self-discovery.

Each book in the Mustang Mountain series is a thrilling read filled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue.

In the sixth book of the fast-paced series, Becky, Meg and Alison return to the ranch deep in the Rocky Mountains for summer vacation. Becky is thrilled to be home, and even Alison's annoying ways don't bother her too much. But Alison goes too far when she sends Thomas Horne on a wild goose chase after a phantom horse named Diablo. At first, she had scoffed at the ranch cook's ghost stories of a horse that haunts nearby Rainbow Valley. But as the days pass and Thomas fails to appear, everyone begins to worry that something terrible must have happened to him. As the girls set out with a search party, they soon realize he may not be the only one in danger. Can they avoid the curse of the ghost horse and make it back to Mustang Mountain Ranch safely?

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About the author (2004)

As a child Sharon Siamon had a passion for three things: horses, mountains, and books. Growing up in Southern Ontario with a family too busy for horses, Siamon pursued her dreams through books and make-believe. She says: “I never ran as a kid, I galloped, trotted, or cantered everywhere.” As an adult, she has spent her time pursuing an adventurous lifestyle, and sharing it in her writing.

The inspiration for her trilogy, Mustang Mountain came while participating in a five-day trail ride near Red Deer, Alberta. There she sat around an open fire at night listening to the wranglers talk. She was also inspired by conversations with young women who grew up on ranches.

Sharon Siamon’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Siamon is now one of Canada’s most prolific writers of fiction for young readers. She has published eleven novels in Canada, two series in England, and a series in Norway. Her Sleepover Series and five books she wrote in the Stage School series under the pseudonym Geena Dare are popular across Canada and Northern Europe.

A mother of three grown up daughters, Siamon now enjoys writing in the early morning hours and then spending the rest of the day outdoors. She and her husband Jeff currently reside in Toronto with their dog, Brio.

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