A Good Horse

A Good Horse

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When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows therea€™s no place shea€™d rather be than her familya€™s rancha€”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 hea€™s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ringa€”buyersa€™ headsa€”and Abby knows Daddy wona€™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 Jacka€™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.Just having a vet look at the horse was a sign of how much they thought of him. When we sold Melinda Aniston the gray pony, all they did was look him over very carefully, flex his joints, trot him out, and let us know that if ... week or two that showed wea#39;d misrepresented him (given him some kind of drug, really), we would get him back and return the money. ... When Daddy went to Oklahoma and bought horses, he went over them inch by inch himself and prayed for guidance, but if heanbsp;...

Title:A Good Horse
Author:Jane Smiley
Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers - 2010-10-26


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