A Good Horse

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.20 hours)
Product Number: Z09055
Released: Oct 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490640846
Narrator/s: Angela Goethals
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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."

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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Series: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series No: 2

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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Series:
Product Number C03494
Released: Jan 15, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490640839
eBook
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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Series:
Product Number EB00160477
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375894152
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Series:
Product Number 3M0684
Released: Jan 15, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490670102
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Series:
Product Number 3E0665
Released: Feb 13, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490671826
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): Angela Goethals
Series:
Product Number 3G0659
Released: Mar 11, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490672045
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Series:
Product Number 4T0737
Released: Jan 15, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490672267
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Series:
Product Number 160773
Released: Aug 23, 2011
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: #9780375862304

Professional reviews

"Angela Goethals's performance highlights eighth-grader Abby Lovitt's practical and calm manner in this story, set on a horse ranch in California. Like Abby herself, Goethals is most animated when Abby is working with horses, particularly her foal, Jack. Goethals effectively introduces a note of alarm when Abby's family's ownership of Jack comes into question. Later, Goethals adds a tone of panic when Abby becomes frightened while performing jumps in a horse show. The focus here is on horsemanship, but Goethals deepens the story with her vocal characterizations of the people in Abby's world. She's especially skilled at creating male voices as well as that of the crisply efficient riding instructor, Miss Slater. This audiobook will be most appealing to horse lovers but will also be welcome family listening. A.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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