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- Physical Description: 1 online resource (audio file) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Grand Haven : Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2011.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Narrator: Ralph Lister.
When Thomas Rose first spots the girl concealed in a ditch outside his rural village, she looks as drab as a lark, blending with the English countryside. Only her bright-red kerchief gives her away. Yet French Hélène, who goes by "Ling" for the year is 1757, and England and France are at war is no ordinary bird. She is tiny and agile, with huge dark eyes and hair as black as plums. Ling enchants Thomas with tales of the circus, where she danced atop Belladonna, a pure-white horse with a tail the color of barley. But the leader of the troupe has sold Belladonna, and as Ling and Thomas set out to find her and fetch her back with help from a mysterious painter and anatomist Thomas knows that his simple life, that of a clever but unschooled wheelwright's son, is about to change forever. Acclaimed author Mary Finn has crafted a lyrical coming-of-age story about a boy, a girl, and a horse and about how a chance encounter can lead to a life of daring, intrigue, and learning, a life...
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 6
MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
5.1 ATOS Level
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|Subject:||Young Adult Fiction.