My students really enjoyed this book. This is a great read aloud for vocabulary building, comprehension and for students to predict and elaborate their thoughts on the story. For example I asked my students-Would you leave your family and go live with a herd of horses?. This book received the Caldecott Medal in 1979. This story is about a girl (her name was never given) who loves to see the wild horses-so much that she gets lost in a storm and then comes to the conclusion that she would leave her family and go live with the herd of wild horses. This is a book that is on my favorite list.