Dream of Night by Heather Henson

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Untamable. Damaged. Angry. Once full of promise and life, now a fiery knot of resentment and detachment. This is the story of Dream of Night, an injured and abused racehorse. It’s also the story of Shiloh, a sarcastic eleven-year-old foster child. By chance, Dream of Night and Shiloh both find themselves under the care of Jessalyn DiLima. Just in time—it’s a last chance for them both.

Jess fosters animals and kids like Dream of Night and Shiloh for a reason—she’s a little broken, too. And as the three of them become an unlikely family, they recognize their similarities in order to heal their pasts—but not before one last tragedy threatens to take everything away.
 

About Heather Henson

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Heather Henson is also the author of the picture books That Book Woman and Angel Coming and two young-adult novels, Here’s How I See It— Here’s How It Is and Making the Run. A former editor, she lives in Kentucky. Ross MacDonald has illustrated several picture books, including Bye-bye Crib by Alison McGhee and Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball by Sally Cook and James Charlton. His illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. He lives in Connecticut. Visit his website at Ross-MacDonald.com.
 
Published April 21, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Once Dream of Night was a champion racehorse, but by the time Jess DiLima gets him he’s nearly dead from starvation and pneumonia, and his thin hide is covered in scars.

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Besides highlighting the connections between Night and Shiloh, Henson also sheds light on Jess's painful history, sensitively conveying why she needs the horse and child as much as they need her.

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