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A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.

Jane Smiley makes her debut for young readers in this stirring novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s. Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares “Jewel” and all the geldings “George” and warns Abby not to get attached: the horses are there to be sold. But with all the stress at school (the Big Four have turned against Abby and her friends) and home (her brother Danny is gone—for good, it seems—and now Daddy won’t speak his name), Abby seeks refuge with the Georges and the Jewels. But there’s one gelding on her family’s farm that gives her no end of trouble: the horse who won’t meet her gaze, the horse who bucks her right off every chance he gets, the horse her father makes her ride and train, every day. She calls him the Ornery George.

Synopsis:

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Thousand Acres" makes her debut for young readers with this novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s, where a girl finds refuge from her problems with the horses.

Synopsis:

Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.

About the Author

Jane Smiley is the author of many novels for adults as well as three works of nonfiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. She lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375894145
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Animals - Horses
Illustrator:
Elaine Clayton
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Clayton, Elaine
Author:
Jane Smiley
Author:
Elaine Clayton
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Horses -- Training.
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Horses
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Horse Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Horse Stories
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090908
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Product details 240 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375894145 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "A Thousand Acres" makes her debut for young readers with this novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s, where a girl finds refuge from her problems with the horses.
"Synopsis" by , Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.
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