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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a5.664183
The inspiring novel about real life princess and equestrienne Haya of Jordan.

Princess Haya loves her family more than anything--especially her mother who brings light and happiness into King Hussein's house. So when Queen Alia is killed in a tragic accident, Princess Haya is devastated. Knowing how unhappy she is and how much she loves horses, Haya’s father, King Hussein, gives her a special present: a foal of her very own. And this foal changes Princess Haya’s world completely.

Set in an exotic locale where royalty is real, this story of a determined modern-day princess is both beautiful and awe-inspiring. Perfect for fans of Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague and anyone who wonders what it's like to be a real princess.


"Empowering and vigorous, this is a story sure to please princess fans, horse fans and, yes, even tomboys."--Kirkus Reviews

This real princess’s story is great and this book provides a positive and powerful story, especially for adolescent girl readers who choose to saddle up for the ride."--VOYA Magazine

Horse enthusiasts will devour Gregg’s engaging novel about Jordanian Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, inspired by the real-life princess who became an Olympic equestrian....Gregg’s greatest strength is in detailing the deep, sensual bond that can form between a human and a horse, but the sympathetic protagonist and a setting rarely seen in middle-grade fiction make this an inspiring read for any reader."--Publishers Weekly

"In addition to being a great fit for fans of princess or horse stories, this would be a good choice for readers who enjoy stories of brave, scrappy girls who defy convention."--Booklist
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on September 4, 2014 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399168877
ISBN-13: 9780399168871
5 Book Reviews
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  • bright1234
    bright1234Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm55 stars
    This is a REALLY REALLY good book! I read it 3 times!
    • rsroxy
      rsroxyTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm55 stars
      its a really good book
      • kitty99
        kitty99Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm
        I read it like yesterday.
        • prettylucypurplMonday, September 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm
          I like this book
          • KristanieMonday, September 8, 2014 at 9:23 am
            I really like this book