The Fire Pony

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Bestselling novelist Rodman Philbrick tells anunforgettable story about a boy who has tochoose between protecting his brother andwatching their new life go up in flames.Roy and his older brother, Joe Dilly, are on therun. Joe has a way with horses—and with fire.Roy knows about both secrets, but he’s nottelling. Not when he and Joe hire on at the BarNone, a ranch that has a few secrets of its own.At the ranch, Roy finds a wild pony that canrun like the desert wind—and if he can breakher, he can keep her. In a thrilling scene, Roy’sdream comes true when he races the pony of hisdreams. But as their past catches up with them,Roy must face the truth about his brother.Here is a heart-wrenching, poignant story oflove and human frailty from one of America’smaster storytellers.

Author Biography

Rodman Philbrick is the author of six award-winning novels for young readers. His first novel, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Reader Medal. It was received with great acclaim and has sold more than a million copies. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His more recent books for the Blue Sky Press are REM World; The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Young Man and the Sea, which received a starred review from School Library Journal. He and his wife live in Maine and the Florida Keys.

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