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Abby Lovitt doesn't realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows. The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly makes so many that she stops riding. Who will ride her horse? Abby's dad seems to think it will be Abby. Pie in the Sky is the most expensive horse Abby has ever ridden. But he is proud and irritable, and he takes Abby's attention away from the continuing mystery that is True Blue.

And then there's high school—Abby finds new friends, but also new challenges, and a larger world that sometimes seems strange and intimidating. She begins to wonder if there is another way to look at horses, people, and life itself.

Accompanied by the beautiful imagery of 1960s Northern California, Abby's charming mix of innocence and wisdom guide us through Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley's latest middle-grade horse novel.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375969683
Subtitle:
Book Four of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Horses
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Equestrian
Subject:
Horses
Edition Description:
Library binding
Series:
The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Publication Date:
20120911
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.4 x 0.96 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Children's » Animals » Horses
Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Situations » General
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Equestrian
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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