The Whole Sky by Heather Henson

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This literary middle-grade tale with a touch of magic will find eager readers among horse enthusiasts.


When a devastating sickness spreads through a thoroughbred farm community, a young horse whisperer is determined to find out why all the foals are dying in this tightly woven, tender coming-of-age novel from award-winning author Heather Henson.

Twelve-year-old Sky and her father are horse whisperers—their preternatural tenderness and understanding of horses, and Sky’s uncanny ability to actually understand what they’re saying become their livelihood during the foaling season at multimillion dollar horse farms. They’re sought after by the most prestigious farms in the country to keep pregnant horses calm and stress-free until they give birth. But this spring, something awful is happening…foal after foal is a stillborn, and no one knows why. And worse for Sky, who lost her mother only months earlier, her most beloved horse is about to have her first foal. In agony, Sky takes it upon herself to figure out what the vets are missing, and stop it before even more foals are lost.

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
Published August 22, 2017 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Mar 29 2017

This literary middle-grade tale with a touch of magic will find eager readers among horse enthusiasts.

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