Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5P4.520041
Extensively researched, this fast-paced historical novel about Charlotte (Charley) Parkhurst combines all the known facts of a daring woman's colorful life in the Wild West with Pam Munoz Ryan's own spirited imaginings Ages 8-12. Pub: 2/98. .
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published on February 1, 1998 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 059095766X
ISBN-13: 9780590957663
23 Book Reviews
  • iamrobot
    iamrobot28 days55 stars
    Though almost everyone knows Susan B. Anthony, little people know about Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst. Riding Freedom is based on her life. Born in the early 1800s, Charlotte's parents are killed in a stagecoach accident. She is sent to an orphanage. After her parents died, you would think Charlotte would be terrified of horses, but she loves them. When people say she can't go to the stables anymore, she disguises herself as a boy and runs away from the orphanage. Will She be discovered? I liked this book because it includes facts about a historical figure I didn't even know. This book is perfect for anyone who likes real facts in fiction books.
    • inmemoryofcpr
      inmemoryofcprover 2 years44 stars
      I really liked this book because it was amazing how this was sorta a true story. The plot was carefully laid out and the pace went at a good, steady beat. I enjoyed this book a lot and I would recommend this to horse-lovers.
      • mabumaxavusila
        mabumaxavusilaabout 3 years55 stars
        I Personally love how you didn't just give the way and absolutely love the details! you don't just put all her features in one sentence you break it up, also you didn't just go ahead and told what she likes, like you didn't just put "Oh, I like horses and love to ride them." you put it in the characters words, and lets not forget, I love how you make them talk instead of saying "Don't" they say "ain't" I love this book! an absolute five star rating
        • nonstopreader
          nonstopreaderover 5 years
          this book is REALLY good! I love historical fiction the fact that it has horses in it is a complete BONUS! worth the time.
          • maugustine
            maugustineover 6 years
            its is good so far.
            • Fjenkinsover 6 years
              this book looks super good! But the question is is it a really good book?
              • fjenkins
                fjenkinsover 6 years
                i want this book so bad because it looks so good!
                • despinoza1
                  despinoza1over 6 years44 stars
                  This is a very good. I recommend you read this book if you are a horse lover. A girl named Charlotte runs away from a orphanage because she dreams of a better life. Her best Hayward also dreams for a better life, but that all changes when he finds out he is getting adopted.
                  • fjenkins
                    fjenkinsalmost 7 years
                    this book looks so good
                    • soccergirl00
                      soccergirl00almost 7 years55 stars
                      The best horse book I have ever read.