Champion Horse

Jane Smiley

Champion Horse, the latest in Jane Smiley’s popular horse novels, sees Abby Lovitt starting high school, and rising to the challenge of riding an expensive, prize-winning horse.

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£6.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571299508
Date Published
06.06.2013
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Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

Series mention in Ask Lorna - best Pony stories

Lorna Bradbury, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/children_sbookreviews/9826805/Ask-Lorna-the-best-childrens-pony-fiction.html
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Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles and grew up in St Louis, Missouri. In 1992 she won the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres, for which she also won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Her other novels include Moo (1995), Horse Heaven (2000), which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, Good Faith (2003) and Ten Days in the…

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