C. S. Adler
C. S. Adler settled in Tucson, Arizona after spending most of her life in upstate New York where she was an English teacher at Niskayuna Middle School for nearly a decade. She is a passionate tennis player, grandmother and nature lover, and has been a full time writer since the publication of her first children’s book, THE MAGIC OF THE GLITS.
That book won both the William Allen White Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her novel, THE SHELL LADY’S DAUGHTER, was chosen by the A.L.A. as a best young adult book of 1983. WITH WESTIE AND THE TIN MAN won the Children’s Book Award of the Child Study Committee in 1986 and that committee commended many of her novels. SPLIT SISTERS IN 1987 and GHOST BROTHER in 1991 were I.R.A. Children’s Choices selections. ONE SISTER TOO MANY was on the 1991 Young Adults’ Choices list. ALWAYS AND FOREVER FRIENDS and EDDIE’S BLUE WINGED DRAGON were on a 1991 I.R.A. 99 Favorite Paperbacks list. ONE UNHAPPY HORSE won the ASPCA Henry Berg Award in 2002.
Many of her books have been on state lists and have also been translated and published in Japan, Germany, England, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, and currently Turkey.
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Scarecrow on Horseback
by C. S. Adler
A humiliating experience keeps Mel from riding a horse, but she is happy to do scut work at the dude ranch where her mother works. Every horse she bonds with though is sold off by the arrogant head wrangler. Finally, she develops a special relationship with a wild horse down the road. To make Cheyenne, the mustang, her own, she must risk disaster by agreeing to lead family rides for the ranch.
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