THE HUNGRY PLACE
Jessie Haas
Synopsis
Princess, a champion show pony, falls on hard times. Rae, a girl with a spine of steel--and not much money--dreams and works for the pony she plans to have one day. When Rae and Princess meet, it isn't love at first sight, but love grows. Is love enough?

School Library Journal says, "Deep inside, people are hungry for a place of refuge that will help to make them feel complete; for Rae and Princess that place is filled by their love for each other. VERDICT A sweet story of longing, determination, and healing that will appeal to readers who enjoy tales of friendship and horses."
About the Book
Author(s)
Jessie Haas
Publisher
Boyds Mills & Kane
Release Date
Oct 13, 2020
ISBN
ISBN-13: 9781684377947
Category
Middle Grade
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From the Author
This story has been in the works for a dozen years. Persistence paid off when it finally found the editor, Rebecca M. Davis, who understood what it needed. What an honor to have someone cry over your story, and still push you to make it even stronger--and then give it the most beautiful cover ever.

The Horn Book (review still subject to edits) said, "Tender-hearted readers will weep at Princess's peril, and even more, her loneliness...Readers' sympathetic agony is replaced with tears of happiness as Haas brings the story around to a rousing, happily-ever-after ending."