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Paint the Wind

Paint the Wind


Paint the Wind

evaluări:
4.5/5 (20 evaluări)
Lungime:
5 hours
Lansat:
Oct 1, 2007
ISBN:
9780545047869
Format:
Carte audio

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Maya is a captive. In Grandmother's house in California every word and action is strictly monitored. Even memories of her mother have been erased--except within the imaginary world she has created. A world away, in the rugged Wyoming wilderness, a horse called Artemisia runs free. She embodies the spirit of the wild--and she holds the key to Maya's memories. How Maya's and Artemisia's lives intertwine, like a braided rein, is at the heart of this richly drawn adventure about freedom and captivity, about holding on and letting go.
Lansat:
Oct 1, 2007
ISBN:
9780545047869
Format:
Carte audio


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  • (5/5)
    Short sections told from the point of view of a wild mare are set among chapters about Maya. Maya has been raised for most of her 11 years by her father's mother, who is rich, demanding, and negative about Maya's mother. When her grandmother dies she is reluctantly sent to her mother's relatives She learns to trust those around her and her young memories of her mother come alive in this new setting. Disaster strikes as she is attempting to rescue the wild mare whose herd has been captured by federal agents.Munoz-Ryan writes with emotional fidelity, vibrant description, and dramatic action. Many facts about horses and horsemanship are interwoven in the story, and a glossary at the end is sure to please every horse-crazy youth.
  • (5/5)
    Another great book by this talented author! This was a read aloud to 4th and 5th grade students. Everyone enjoyed it very much!
  • (4/5)
    This is a beautiful novel of love, loss, redemption, and lies. Maya transforms from a pathological and manipulative child into a strong, centered girl with the help of her mother's family and her relationship with a wild mustang, Artemisia. This book should appeal to many young people who are enthralled with horses and the Wild West (I'm fairly certain all girls go through a horse stage). However, the first and third chapters of the book can be off putting - they are a vivid and detailed description of a horse giving birth: " The amniotic sac appeared, and through the taut pearly film, a hoof could be seen...and as the upper body of the foal delivered, the filmy membrane separated."Although there is nothing untoward in the descriptions, it is still startling to begin a book in this manner - and it may discourage more squeamish readers.
  • (2/5)
    Now I will review Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan. This book is about a girl who must find the secrets of the past. Can she change from an elegant house girl to a rugged horse rider? And can this book be any girlier? I think the main idea is that change is important. I think that because at first she was sad, but when her grandmother died and she went to her uncle's home, she was happy.
  • (5/5)
    Orphaned early, .Maya is one of those poor little rich girls who have almost everything they need except love. All Maya has left is a box full of plastic horses and one photo rescued from her grandmother's effort to destroy all traces of her mother. But when a stroke claims her grandmother, Maya discovers her mother's family not only isn't a batch of illiterate pig farmers, but actually wants her. In Wyoming she has aunts, uncles, and even a cousin - and their are horses! Rather better than I expected after the sappy opening. The parts featuring Maya are very readable. The parts featuring Artemisia (the mare) are incredibly over the top. The behavior described may be horse behavior, but it's WAY to anthropomorphic. It distracts from the rest of the book.
  • (5/5)
    After Maya's parents are killed in an accident, she goes to live with her grandmother. In an attempt to keep Maya safe, her grandmother controls every detail of her life and won't even allow her to talk about her mother. When her grandmother dies, Maya discovers that her mother's family had been kept away from her for years. She goes to live with them and discovers a whole new world of freedom and love.Intertwined with Maya's story is the story of Artemisia, a wild horse who knew Maya's mother. As Maya and Artemisia learn to trust and depend on each other, Maya has a choice to make that will affect both of their lives forever...Another wonderful, moving story from Ryan. Horse lovers will gobble this one up.
  • (4/5)
    I loved this book! The story starts with Maya being an orphan stuck inside her grandmother's house all the time. Her crabby grandma has a stroke and then Maya's second (or 3rd) life begins . . . she moves to Wyoming to live with her mother's relatives.I really enjoyed how there are two stories - the story of Maya and the story of the paint mare, Artemesia and how they intertwine. Munoz-Ryan got the "horsey" parts pretty much right . . . there were a couple things like Payton riding a "bucking bronco" that real ranching families would not say, but otherwise I think she did a great job. I could not put this book down! I plan on this book being my next read-aloud for my class!
  • (3/5)
    Not Ryan's best. "Esperanza Rising" is still my favorite. But a good addition to the horse story collection. When her Pasadena grandmother dies of a stroke, overprotected orphan Maya is sent to her grandfather in Wyoming, where she bonds with a wild mare named Artemisia.
  • (5/5)
    Pam Munoz Ryan is a favorite writer of mine but I was a little worried when I saw this book as a potential girl-loves-horses book. I shouldn't have worried - Ryan has written a beautiful book about emotional journeys and finding strength and support. The main character, Maya moves from the very controlled home of her paternal grandmother to the wild river camp where her mother's family interacts with horses in the wild. Maya notes early in the book that her name means "a journey about to begin" and the book takes her through a journey that reconciles her past and puts her in a place where she can face her future with confidence and support. Ryan's characters are portrayed with vibrancy and depth. Attention to accuracy is evident as Maya learns to ride and about the different breeds of horses. This is a book of original content that is appealing to children and adults.
  • (4/5)
    Another nice book by Pam Munoz Ryan... if you love horses this is a nice one to read or to listen to. The audio version is excellent. The audio keeps the suggestive way on which Munoz Ryan write to its proper level and is very enjoyable. It’s mostly a book for teenagers but not only.
  • (5/5)
    Paint the Wind was very good and filled with action. It also kept you interested. I couldn't seem to put it down. Suspensful is a good word for it. It made me feel like I was a character in the book; it seemed like I was there. On top of that, it's memorable. Rating - 5 stars due to excellent writing
  • (5/5)
    A horse story of the best kind. Beautifully told with lots of knowledge about horses. Descriptions of the west are realistic. This is also the horses's story as well as 11 year old Maya. Characters well done.