by Anita Daher
Fitting into a new school in a new city isn't easy, but dreams come true for Sera with a gift from her parents: a gorgeous and spirited American Paint horse. Sera's bubble bursts when a mean girl, Brittany, tells her that neither she nor her less then well-trained horse belong with the rest of the "reiners" in their riding class. As Sera sets out to prove Brittany wrong, she risks losing her passion for training and the friendship of another girl, Dev, who truly understands her.
This story was originally published by Stabenfeldt (Stavanger, Norway) in 2011 as Wager the Wonder Horse and distributed in six languages: Norwegian, Hungarian, Czech, German, Finnish and Swedish.
Anita Daher has been entrenched in the publishing industry since 1995, and is (thus far) author of fourteen books for children and teens. In 2007 she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Author. Aside from short stints as grave-plot seller, tour guide, and children's party clown, she's worked in aviation, publishing, and broadcasting. When not word wrangling she enjoys inhabiting characters on stage and screen, and most recently completed a role in the DreamWorks film, A Dog's Purpose. Anita is also a member of the Crosseyed Rascals clean improvised comedy troupe.
Middle Grade Contemporary
Themes: Horses, relocating, self-discovery
Softcover: $10.99, ISBN 9780993939068
Ebook: $9.99, ISBN 9780993939075