Story description is missing from automatic entry. Back cover:
"Colt Vittorio has never run a race, or even walked down the street on his own. Having spina bifida means that he sees the world from a wheelchair, and he hates being different from other kids. Then his mother signs him up for a riding program. Colt feels tall and fast on his horse, and it seems as if his dreams are coming true --- until an accident threatens his newfound freedom. Will he ever be allowed to ride a horse again?"
School Library Journal review on back cover:
"Readers will be affected by Colt's triumphs and failures . . . . An uplifting story."
"Winner of the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award"
"An IRA Young Adult's Choice"
Colt, a spunky 5th grader, wants to ride a horse more than anything in the world, but spina bifida is only one of the obstacles he will face in order to pursue his dream.
This book is easily the most heart-felt and accurate fiction book I have ever read about disabilities. It made my quadraplegic student and I feel as if someone had peeked into our lives for details. And when I read it the first time (as an elementary school student) I felt curiosity and compassion for a life that was not so unlike my own. I strongly recommend this book for both the young and old.