Starlight Comes Home, the sixth and final book in the exciting saga of a young girl coming of age in Montana, invites you to review it’s pages! Heartache, triumphs, joy and pain blend together in edge-of-your-seat excitement as you ride with Miranda in this final whirlwind adventure. Now a teen, Miranda finds there is more to life than her horse, but nothing as important as knowing Starlight, her black stallion, is safe and at home. Although set in the world of horse lore, Miranda and Starlight, the first of the series, was touted by Writer’s Notes Awards panelists as "more than a mere horse story. It is a journey of courage and consequences. My own children will read this story." The series tackles many issues that face today’s youth. An independent feature film is currently in development.
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Best Books 2004 Awarded to the Starlight Series ~Author captures hearts of America’s youth, relating to today’s real-life moral dilemmas: heartache, triumph, losses and joy combine to illustrate that through perseverance one can make dreams come true.
Growing up in America today is not easy. Children face life-changing issues and are required to adjust to constant changes. Single and displaced parenting. New marriages. New families. Adoption. Peer-pressure. Teenage angst. Racism. Heartache. Triumph. Loss. Joy. Love. Suspense for what life will bring them. The desire to persevere to see their own dreams come true. Weaving it’s story into this fabric of daily life comes the highly acclaimed Starlight Series that young teens and those that care about them directly relate to and identify with. Proclaimed by readers of all ages as stories they cannot put down, these books have a positive impact, cultivating a love for reading and instilling important ideals.
Although set in the world of horse lore, Miranda and Starlight, the first of the series, was touted by Writer’s Notes Awards panelists as "more than a mere horse story. It is a journey of courage and consequences." The reviewer added, "My own children will read this story." Starlight Shines for Miranda, which is book five of the series, was honoured with Best Books 2004 for Young Adults award, by USA Book News, to the delight of our young readers.
Miranda Stevens, age ten in the first book, encounters a number of adventures, quandaries and conflicts, most brought on by her impulsive and compassionate nature. As a teenager in book six, Miranda faces many of the conflicts that confront adolescents today. She forms lasting friendships, endures pain and sorrow, experiences triumph and joy, learns valuable life lessons, and faces a promising future, illustrating that through perseverance one can make dreams come true.
Raven Publishing, Inc. is graced by Janet Muirhead Hill's heartfelt dedication to children's literature. To echo the sentiments of distinguished review source, Children's Bookwatch, we are fortunate to have "one of the truly skilled storytellers writing for young readers today."From the Author:
There is one thing Janet has always loved even more than horses. Children. Even as a child she adored taking care of babies and kids who were smaller than her. That love has never waned and she dotes on her grandchildren and any other kids who come to her attention. "Kids are much wiser than we are," she says. "They haven’t had as much time to be corrupted with inhibitions and narrow opinions." Janet dedicates her time and resources to helping children.
She is also a strong supporter of Child Abuse Prevention and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter for support and encouragement of child abuse survivors and education about the long-term effects of child abuse.(Alone Together) She has a strong empathy for adults as well as children. Children, however, are our world’s most important natural resource and deserve the best start that we can give them, is her philosophy.
With her horse stories for children, Janet hopes to bring her readers joy and adventure as well as a love for reading. In the short time since her books have been published, she has donated to many worthy, but under-privileged children through programs.
Janet enjoys presenting her books, her life story and encouragement to follow one’s dream to classrooms and libraries or wherever children can be gathered to listen.
"They are so responsive, eager and full of questions!" she says with admiration. "My greatest joy at a book signings, school visits, or through e-mail and letters is when kids who are enthusiastic about my books, about horses and writing, share their dreams whatever those dreams might be. Kids tell me how they want a horse or about the horses they have. Some tell me about their desire to write and want me to read their stories. I will always be delighted to do so!"
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Book Description Raven Publishing of Montana, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110971416168