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Critical Acclaim for Miranda and Starlight


This is an American story of the great outdoors, of following the wisdom of the heart, of wanting love, and living the great American dream (whatever it happens to be). A lovely portrayal of youth and hopes and the high-spirited joy of love.” -- The Book Reader, America’s Most Independent Review of New Titles


Miranda Stevens is a lonely fifth grader who feels that if she only had a horse of her own everything else in her life would be okay. Then in response to a dare by Chris, a boy who has a habit of bullying others, she mounts a beautiful black horse named Starlight who is pastured in a field just beyond the schoolyard fence and begins a wonderful adventure of scrapes, narrow escapes and quandaries that teach Miranda life lessons in honesty, trust and courage. …A charming and highly recommended story for young readers.” -- Children’s Bookwatch; The Midwest Book Review


Dear Ms. Hill, I read your book Miranda and Starlight and I really enjoyed it. It was full of life. I felt like I was there watching it all happen. I can’t wait to read Starlight’s Courage.-- Jessica Wilson, age 8, Massachusetts


Dear Mrs. Hill, Before I read Miranda and Starlight, I hated reading. Your books have changed my life. Last night, I read Starlight’s Shooting Star for three hours and it felt like five minutes.” -- Katherine Wade, age 11, Dallas Texas.

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