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A Good Horse

Jane Smiley

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Description:

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."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Angela Goethals

Length:

7h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

40:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:44