Mustang Mountain: Wild Horse by Sharon Siamon

Mustang Mountain: Wild Horse

Written by Sharon Siamon

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Set on a ranch high up in the Rocky Mountains, the Mustang Mountain series tells the story of Becky who is sent up there from her city-home one holiday. She’s furious with her parents for dumping her but she soon finds that life on Mustang Mountain is anything but dull, and with new friends and horses galore she’s in her element.

There are so many pony-mad series around but some of them are distinctly dubious, with an uninspiring quality of writing as well as a notable lack of storyline. Then two brand new series emerge at once so we thought we should definitely tell you about them both. Thankfully, they are for different age groups, so for all those pony mad kids start them at 6 or 7 on Pippa Funnell’s Tilly’s Pony Tails and then progress them at 8 or 9+ on to the Mustang Mountain series.


Mustang Mountain: Wild Horse by Sharon Siamon

When Meg, Alison and Becky go on holiday to Wyoming, Meg and Becky are thrilled with the promise of riding wild horses. But Alison refuses to participate. It looks like their holiday is going to be a disaster. Then Alison discovers a wild horse that needs her help. As hope for the sick horse fades, she must conquer her anger.

About the Author

Sharon Siamon

Where do you live, and where did you grow up?

So many! Some of my favorites were Alice in Wonderland, My Friend Flicka, Enid Blyton's Famous Five books, Anne of Green Gables, the Narnia series. I always had my nose in a book, and read at night with a flashlight after lights out.

Right at the moment: Alexander McCall Smith, Patrick O'Brien, J.K. Rowling, Jane Smiley and Annie Proulx. I still read lots of children's books and every book I can find about wild horses.

My father was a writer so I was surrounded by books and manuscripts as a child. I wrote and illustrated my own stories from a young age. Before I knew how to read or write, I made up stories for my brother, Chris, and pretended to read them from a book which was often upside down! But when people asked me if I was going to be a writer like my dad, I always said "No!" It wasn't until I was in my thirties that it finally dawned on me I'd been a writer all along and might even make a living at it.

hat do you do in your spare time?

I fell in love with horses at a very early age. My brother and I used to ride the work horses on the farm across the road. We'd lure them to the fence with apples and then climb the fence to clamber on their backs. Those were short rides! I dreamed and schemed and plotted and planned to get a horse of my own my entire childhood, but it never happened. I never got to be a very good rider, but retained my love for and interest in horses (especially wild horses!). When I started writing, they galloped into my books and back into my life.

Do you have a favorite food?

When I was 20 I traveled to Africa, took a barge loaded with onions up the Nile River (very smelly by the end of the trip), taught school in Uganda, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. I still have dreams about that mountain! I'm sad that the snow on the top is melting. I have always wanted to return to East Africa and maybe someday I will.

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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

6th July 2009




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