Dream of Night

Title

Dream of Night

Authors

Heather Henson

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781416948995

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Told from their different points of view, twelve-year-old Shiloh, a troubled foster child, Dream of Night, an abused former racehorse, and Jess, a woman who cares for both, find healing by helping one another through their pain.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

470L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Family member death; Family violence; Physical appearance; foster mother; foster child; death of husband; death of daughter; violence; domestic abuse; rage; animal abuse; scars

Main Character

female child; adult female; male horse

Race/Ethnicities

Horse / White

Family Formation

foster mother

Keywords

farms; animal rescue; farm life; emotional problems; race horses; rehabilitation; trust issues

Diversity Impact

direct

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