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From The CriticsBobbie Jean has saved up enough money to buy a barrel racing horse, At the auction, she decides to buy a blue roan horse that has seen better days. Feeling foolish, she, nevertheless, takes the horse home. Through good food, wise training, and the help of a friend, Bobbie Jean eventually gets Blue Moon into shape to compete in barrel racing. Attending a small rodeo, Bobbie Jean wins first prize, only to find that the horse has been stolen. This fast-paced novel will certainly appeal to all—horse lovers, as well as those who root for the underdog. 2004, Orca Book Publishers, 109 pp., Ages young adult.