Charlotte Parkhurst is raised in an orphanage for boys, which suits her just fine. She doesn’t like playing with dolls, she can hold her own in a fight, and she loves to work in the stables. Charlotte has a way with horses and wants to spend her life training and riding them on a ranch of her own. The problem is, as a girl in the mid-1800s, Charlotte is expected to live a much different life – one without freedom. But Charlotte is smart and determined, and she figures out a way to live her dreams with a plan so clever and so secret – almost no one figures it out.

Spanish edition (Un Caballo Llamada Libertad) Audio book edition, Audio Bookshelf

Awards and Honors

California Young Reader Medal – Teacher’s Choice Award – The Willa Cather Award – Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award – Arkansas Young Reader Award Honor – Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award – Texas Bluebonnet Award, Noteworthy – IRA Teachers’ Choice

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