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Joni, growing up on her father's sheep farm, meets Chess, a vegan animal-rights activist. Chess doesn't believe in keeping 'captive animals,' not even Joni's horse, and the adorable barn kittens. An uneasy friendship explodes when Chess 'rescues' two miniature horses, endangering their lives. Joni has to act before it's too late.

Joni and Chess argue through issues of animal rights and farming, challenging and changing each other's points of view. A good mother-daughter book club book. 


A Junior Library Guild selection