A Good Horse (Paperback)

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    When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young...

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    JANE SMILEY is the author of many books for adults, including Private Life,Horse Heaven, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.
    Jane lives in Northern California, where she rides horses every chance she gets. She is also the author of four other novels for young readers in the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch series:The Georges and the Jewels,A Good Horse, True Blue, and Pie in the Sky.


    From the Hardcover edition.
    When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he’s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring—buyers’ heads—and Abby knows Daddy won’t turn down a good offer.

    Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack’s mare may have been sold to the Lovitts as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners?

    Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters fromThe Georges and the Jewels.


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    ISBN 9780375862304
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses
    Format Paperback
    Pages 246
    Publisher Date 2011-08-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Yearling Books
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Smiley, Jane

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