Runaway - eBook  -     By: Dandi Daley Mackall
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Runaway - eBook

Tyndale House / 2012 / ePub

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Product Description

Welcome to Starlight Animal Rescue, where problem horses are trained and loved, abandoned dogs become heroes, and stray cats become loyal companions. It's also where people with nowhere to fit in find a place to belong.

In the first book by Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the bestselling Winnie the Horse Gentler series, you'll meet 16-year-old Dakota Brown. She used to love all things "horse" until she lost everything, including hope. The minute she sets foot on her foster parents' farm--Starlight Animal Rescue--she plans her escape. But can an "impossible" horse named Blackfire and this quirky collection of animal lovers be the home she's always dreamed of? Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781414359175
ISBN-13: 9781414359175
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12
Series: Starlight Animal Rescue

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  1. i blog 4 books
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great takeaways for young readers
    August 26, 2014
    i blog 4 books
    This review was written for #1: Runaway, Starlight Animal Rescue.
    I've read books from three of Mackall's series, and I think Runaway might be my favorite so far! This book features a 15-year-old girl who is placed with a foster family who lives on a farm in the middle of nowhere. The family takes in kids and animals in need, which makes for some interesting happenings! The mash-up of animals and kids was great. And I loved that the story featured a normal (although sort of odd) family who truly displayed the love of Christ through their actions. Lots of great takeaways in this book. This was the first book in the series, and I would love to keep reading the series to see what happens with the other kids. [4.5 stars]
  2. jsrn18
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Finding your place
    August 7, 2014
    Wonderful book to help kids understand where they belong and that even though things may go wrong in life there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Its a great story for any child especially those who love animals but also a pleasant read for adults.
  3. HomeSchool Mom of 4
    The Hot Dry Desert
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Series for All Ages
    July 24, 2014
    HomeSchool Mom of 4
    The Hot Dry Desert
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    This review was written for #1: Runaway, Starlight Animal Rescue.
    My 3rd grade daughters love Dandi Daley Mackall's "Backyard Horses" series and now that their reading level has improved by leaps and bounds, I was eager to preview this series for them. I really enjoyed the book, and I liked the theme. I'm considering using this series as some of our extra 4th grade homeschool reading for the upcoming year. The book is well-written, flows nicely, and has a wide variety of characters and, like I mentioned previously, a theme that will interest my kids. While the main character in this book 16, I believe preteens can also enjoy and relate to the series. I also like the foster theme and really love how the author weaves together the "foster" animals with the foster kids. The story felt real, touching, and heartfelt. This is something my children can relate to--their cousins have foster brothers and sisters and there are numerous foster kids who attend our church. This book would be especially great reading for any foster kids who need a bit of inspiration and encouragement, not to mention good, wholesome entertainment.
  4. Jessica Bates
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 29, 2014
    Jessica Bates
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This was an interesting book. Dakota is a typical untrusting teen and coupled with being an orphan she really has no interest in opening her heart to anyone. Even before she steps foot in her new home she is scheming to runaway. That's the overall theme of this book, fight or flight. There are wonderful characters and wonderful horses. Horse lovers especially will enjoy the encounters with horses. I think this book is good for teens and up.
  5. georgettegirl
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful beginning to the series
    June 25, 2014
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a wonderful beginning to the Starlight Animal Rescue series. The main character, Dakota, is 16 years old but I think both tweens and teens would enjoy this book. I was surprised but glad that the author portrayed a youth in foster care as her main character. Having worked with this group of youth before, I totally connected with Dakota's attitude of just wanting to run away, putting on a game face until she could leave, and trying not to get too attached to anyone. Other readers might think she's hard to like but I really felt for her since she had no sense of permanency. Just like the author's other books, the supporting cast of characters are unique and funny, especially the foster parents (I wish there were a lot more foster parents like them!). Since I don't know much about horses, I always feel like I learn so much about horses and their behavior whenever I read Ms. Mackall's books. For those who read the Winnie the Horse Gentler series, you'll be happy to know these two series are connected. The foster family, the Coolidges, are related to Winnie's friend Catman Coolidge. Also, the kids email Winnie and Catman for advice about horses and cats. There were some pretty humorous moments and pretty touching ones, too. I really loved the Bible verse that finally spoke to Dakota about how much the Father loves us that He calls us His children because that is what we are! How it must speak to a child who longs for a father's love and a real family! On a side note, there is a helpful section at the end of the book on "tips for finding your perfect pet." I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any tween/teen.
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