Texas, 1850. Robb is 13 and furious that his parents have dumped him at his uncle’s cotton plantation in order to go off and seek their fortunes. He decides to prove to everyone what he’s made of: he’ll catch a Mustang, one of the untameable wild horses that are creating panic on nearby plantations. Only with the help of Ako, a spirited Native American girl, and Aimery, a plantation slave and his childhood friend, will Robb be able to find his future.
A breathtaking adventure story about a boy’s search for freedom, set against the backdrop of slave plantations and conflict between Native Americans and white settlers.
Marta Palazzesi is an author, translator and consultant for publishing houses and movie productions. She works with an association for which organizes creative writing classes in schools. Her stories are the meeting of her two big passions: animals and history.