Dirt by Denise Gosliner Orenstein audiobook

Dirt

By Denise Gosliner Orenstein
Read by Bailey Carr

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5.13 Hours 1
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Things are hard for eleven-year-old Yonder. Her mother died and her father has sunk into sadness. She doesn’t have a friend to her name—except for Dirt, the Shetland pony next door. Dirt has problems of his own. He’s overweight, he’s always in trouble, and his owner is the mean Miss Enid, who doesn’t have the patience for a pony’s natural curiosity. His only friend is Yonder, the scrawny girl next door. So when Miss Enid decides to sell Dirt for horse meat, Yonder knows she has to find a way to rescue him—even if that means stealing Dirt away and sneaking him into her own house. What follows will make you worry, will make you cry, and will ultimately fill you with hope, love, and an unshakable belief in the power of friendship—especially the four-legged kind.

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Summary

Summary

Things are hard for eleven-year-old Yonder. Her mother died and her father has sunk into sadness. She doesn’t have a friend to her name—except for Dirt, the Shetland pony next door.

Dirt has problems of his own. He’s overweight, he’s always in trouble, and his owner is the mean Miss Enid, who doesn’t have the patience for a pony’s natural curiosity. His only friend is Yonder, the scrawny girl next door. So when Miss Enid decides to sell Dirt for horse meat, Yonder knows she has to find a way to rescue him—even if that means stealing Dirt away and sneaking him into her own house.

What follows will make you worry, will make you cry, and will ultimately fill you with hope, love, and an unshakable belief in the power of friendship—especially the four-legged kind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book has a heart as big and brave as a Shetland pony.” Wendelin Van Draanen, Edgar Award–winning author
“Yonder doesn’t speak but she has plenty to say; when a grumpy one-eyed pony listens to her, it gives her the courage to fight for them both. Realistic, difficult, and inspiring.” Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author
“Pippi Longstocking meets Black Beauty in this satisfying summer read.” Midwest Book Review
“This is an emotionally absorbing story with rich themes about redemption and friendship.” School Library Journal
"[A] girl’s bond with a mischievous Shetland pony helps her heal from the trauma of losing her mother.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Denise Gosliner Orenstein

Author Bio: Denise Gosliner Orenstein

Denise Gosliner Orenstein has taught at American University in Washington, DC, as well as in bush villages throughout the state of Alaska. She has also cooked for an Alaskan village prison, worked as a PEN prison-writing mentor, taught literature classes, and assisted in a canine-therapy program for inmates. As head of a school for children with learning differences, she introduced a curriculum based on two rescued Shetland ponies.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.13
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English