Shadow Horse

Shadow Horse

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by Alison Hart
     
 

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Thirteen-year-old foster kid Jasmine Schuler is immediately drawn to the scrawny, broken-looking brown gelding huddled in the corner of an auction house stall. Feeling a kinship with the lonely animal, Jas convinces her new foster mom, who rescues and rehabilitates abused horses on her Virginia farm, to buy him. Slowly, the horse Jas names Shadow begins to blossom and…  See more details below

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Thirteen-year-old foster kid Jasmine Schuler is immediately drawn to the scrawny, broken-looking brown gelding huddled in the corner of an auction house stall. Feeling a kinship with the lonely animal, Jas convinces her new foster mom, who rescues and rehabilitates abused horses on her Virginia farm, to buy him. Slowly, the horse Jas names Shadow begins to blossom and even to thrive. But when Jas uncovers a startling clue to Shadow's true identity, she becomes entangled in a mystery which could have serious consequences for the two of them.  Both the heartwarming story of a young girl's love for her horse and an intriguing mystery, this inspiring middle-grade novel will appeal to horse lovers and mystery fans alike.


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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
Mystery combined with horses—surely a winning combination. Jasmine trains and shows a beautiful horse named Whirlwind, who suddenly dies. She's convinced the horse's owner, Hugh, killed Whirlwind for some unknown reason and she attacks Hugh with a pick—at the same instant her grandfather has a stroke. Convicted of felony assault and in the foster care system, Jas gets sent to Second Chance Farms until her next hearing. While at the facility for rescuing abused and neglected animals, Jas comes across a scrawny horse named Shadow at an auction. Jas becomes convinced Shadow, Whirlwind, and Hugh are somehow connected. She just needs to find out how. Hart does an excellent job making her characters real, and she gives us a good look at what families are supposed to be about, finding the courage to stand up for what we know is right, and the importance of trust. This would make an excellent book for the library, the classroom, or the home. KLIATT Codes: JS*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1999, Random House, 261p. 18cm. 98-43845., $4.99. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Elsie Keyes; Teacher & Libn., Kalispell, MT , July 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375896743
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
129,092
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Alison Hart is an avid horse rider who loves a good mystery. She has been reading and writing about animals since she was a girl. She has written more than sixty children's books and is well known as a writer of horse and adventure stories. Her novel Shadow Horse was nominated for an Edgar Award. Her most recent title, Gabriel's Horses (Peachtree), was nominated for the 2008-2009 Texas Bluebonnet, Kentucky Bluegrass, and Keystone State Awards. She appears year-round at reading and writing conferences. To find out more about Alison, her horses, and her books, visit her Web site at www.alisonhartbooks.com.


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