Monday, October 25, 2010

Dream of Night by Heather Henson

Publisher:  Atheneum
Pages:  212
Source:  Library
Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction

Let me start by saying this was a wonderful book.  It reminded me of two other books I love, "A Child Called It" and Pictures of Hollis Woods."  In this book we have Shiloh, an abused child who has been sent from foster home to another and has built a tough shell around herself.  The we have Dream of Night a former race horse who has also been passed from one owner to another where he was abused and neglected.  Enter, Jess DiLima.  She has experience working with both abused and neglected animals and children.  She is ready to throw in the towel when Dream of Night and Shiloh both end up at her farm.  With love, patience and time maybe the walls built for protection will come down and love and trust can begin to grow.  This book was borrowed from my local library but is one I will be adding to my classroom shelves and recommending to our school's media specialist.

(The opinions expressed here are mine and not those of the other panalists)

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