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Risky Chance (Horse Diaries Series #7)

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For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.

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Overview

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.

Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about thoroughbreds, horse racing, and the Great Depression.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375868337
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: Horse Diaries Series , #7
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 45,326
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.58 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

ALISON HART has been horse-crazy ever since she can remember. A teacher and author, she's written over 20 books for children, most of them about horses. Her novel Shadow Horse, another Random House title, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Today Ms. Hart still rides because—you guessed it—she's still horse-crazy!

RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony; Winter Pony; Hush, Little Horsie, and the entire Horse Diaries series. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    my altime favorite book!

    this book is AWESOME! one of my favorites of the whole horse diaries series! you can read it in a weekand, just an awesome read! its so touching how he still runs even when he's in pain. a really cute story! must read! o recomend this to kids and peaents who love horses, and history in the same book, the back has all about race horses!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Anonmous

    Love this book and its series

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!

    I am new to the series,and planning on getting all of the books!I was though,a little diapionted because of the amount of pages,66, but about 40 pgs of real reading about Risky Chance's story....other than that AWESOME BOOK!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Awsome

    This is an awsome book it maked you feel like you are the horse like you are running you just want to get up and RUN RUN RUN

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Cute book

    This book is a cute read for tweens and kids.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Horse lover

    This book is very touching to me cause it is in the eyes of a horse (not really but how do we know that ) the horse went through alot and how would you feel if you were a horse and had to go through that???????

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Very Good Book

    This book is a life learning book it is very helpful and shows people the heart of a champion and the will to win.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Horse lover

    Best horse series since the wild stalion!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Best horse diaries book ever

    This is the best book ever someone recomended it to me

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Lilywolf

    Testing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Risky Chance

    This is a touching book. If you have read Maestoso Petra and the other Horse Diaries series, you understand how smart horses are and what real life horses might have gone through

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Horse diarys

    I love the horse diarys and the diary for the horses

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    How many

    How mant pages

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Awsome book

    Tis is the best book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Eclipsepelt

    Hi...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Blazesilver to any colts

    Need mate 4 result2

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    To Braveheart

    You are getting attacked result one!~a good cat

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Fallowfern

    Youre talking about Tigerkit arent u? *her eyes cloud with sadness*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    B

    "Agh, just get out! Yall are losers because yall are just jealous of us!" She scoffed.
    ~Fawnstep

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Limecreek

    Limecreek rushed in. "Help! Skystep says the kits are coming! Shes in bells star! Help!" Ran away back to his mate.

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