Author: R.J. Palacio
Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen, gun-toting bandits who have come take his father away. Even though his father promises that he'll return safe — and soon — Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool…who happens to be a ghost. When a strange pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father. Along the way, he will face his fears to unlock the secrets of his past and explore the unfathomable mysteries of the world around him.
R. J. Palacio spins a harrowing yet distinctly beautiful coming-of-age story about the power of love and the ties that bind us across distance and time. With the poignant depth of War Horse and the singular voice of True Grit, this is one of those rare books poised to become an instant classic for readers of all ages.