A Good Horse: Book Two Of The Horses Of Oak Valley Ranch by Jane SmileyA Good Horse: Book Two Of The Horses Of Oak Valley Ranch by Jane Smiley

A Good Horse: Book Two Of The Horses Of Oak Valley Ranch

byJane Smiley

Paperback | August 23, 2011

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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 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 from The Georges and the Jewels.


From the Hardcover edition.
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 oth...
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Title:A Good Horse: Book Two Of The Horses Of Oak Valley RanchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.69 × 5.25 × 0.61 inPublished:August 23, 2011Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375862307

ISBN - 13:9780375862304

Appropriate for ages: 11

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