I grew up in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand, near towering volcanic mountains and harsh windswept plains. This is the home of New Zealand's very own wild horses, called the Kaimanawa . When I was little these horses galloped through my dreams. I even wrote my first story about them. Restless Spirit is all about a special wild, white Kaimanawa stallion who cannot be tamed and the brave teenagers who band together to try to save him from a brutal trainer.
Here's the opening chapter but, beware, it has a sad start…
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An English Unit for Restless Spirit from HarperCollins Publishers: Teachers' Notes