I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade

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I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade
Author: Wilson, Diane Lee
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Time Period: High Middle Ages
Time Frame: 1300-1399
Geographic Area: Asia
Country: China
Topics: Mongolia
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade, Young Adult
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2010

World History > High Middle Ages > Medieval Asia

A moving and heartfelt story about the lengths one would go to help their family

When Oyuna was a baby, a horse accidentally crushed her foot, cursing her family with bad luck. Oyuna vows to restore good fortune to her family...but how?

One fateful day, soldiers from the great Khan's army invade her village to steal horses and gather new soldiers. In hopes of bringing honor to her family, Oyuna courageously disguises herself as a boy and joins the soldiers on their quest. With only her horse and her cat to keep her company, Oyuna sets off on an amazing journey across deserts and mountains―a journey that will change her life forever.

"No ordinary horse story...Horse lovers or not, readers will be riveted."―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Ambitious and fast-moving."―New York Times

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