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Wish Upon a Horse [NOOK Book]

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Series: Timber Ridge Riders--Book Four
Ages: 9-13

More than anything in the world, Kate McGregor wants a horse of her own, but the pitiful mare she rescues from the dog-food factory is hardly the horse of her dreams.

Still, Kate’s betting that one day her scruffy horse ...
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Overview

Series: Timber Ridge Riders--Book Four
Ages: 9-13

More than anything in the world, Kate McGregor wants a horse of her own, but the pitiful mare she rescues from the dog-food factory is hardly the horse of her dreams.

Still, Kate’s betting that one day her scruffy horse will be a champion. Together they’ll win blue ribbons. They'll beat Angela Dean once and for all, despite the fact that Angela's now being coached a trainer who's as unscrupulous as she is.

But can Kate do it? Even her best friend, Holly, is doubtful, especially when Angela spreads the rumor that Kate’s horse might be stolen property.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015859669
  • Publisher: Pageworks Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Series: Timber Ridge Riders , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 285,074
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 343 KB

Meet the Author

Maggie Dana's first riding lesson, at the age of five, was less than wonderful. In fact, she hated it so much, she didn't try again for another three years. But all it took was the right instructor and the right horse and she was hooked for life.

Her new riding stable was slap bang in the middle of Pinewood Studios, home of Britain's movie industry. So while learning to groom horses, clean tack, and muck stalls, Maggie also got to see the stars in action. Some even spoke to her. 

Born and raised in England, Maggie now makes her home on the Connecticut shoreline, where she divides her time between hanging out with the family's horses and writing her next book in the Timber Ridge Riders series.
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  • Posted December 1, 2012

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    When I was a kid, I read all of Maggie Dana's stories about Timb

    When I was a kid, I read all of Maggie Dana's stories about Timber Ridge over and over. But the one that I read the most was the original version of "Wish Upon a Horse." It was my personal Guide to Getting a Horse.

    You see, as fun as the other books were, none of them really offered a concrete way to get me off my bike and into a saddle.

    I checked the classifieds daily, but there were never any ads seeking young girls to move into a trainer's house to act as a companion for another girl. And I doubt my parents would have been impressed if I'd actually found one. My parents were most definitely not in the absentee butterfly-scientist category. No sir, I was going to need good old-fashioned money to find a horse. And that seemed even more difficult to find than a nice convenient gig as a pre-teen companion.

    But an auction, now... an auction! Cheap horses, and even better SAD looking horses, because nothing was more apt to open a recalcitrant pocketbook than a pair of soulful brown eyes blinking out of a muddy, skinny, neglected body.

    "Wish Upon a Horse" gives us more adventures with Kate and Holly, who are more determinedly than ever best friends, despite their different personalities: Kate is still wary of Chapstick, and Holly still wants to give her a Glamour-Shots-style makeover. (Kate and Holly prove that horses can bring anyone together.) That's delightful enough. But as I could have told you when I was thirteen and the proud owner of a cheap, skinny, dirty, soulful-eyed Thoroughbred, "Wish Upon a Horse" is also a great Guide to Getting a Horse.

    Parents beware.

    Kids, take notes.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

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    I Can Relate!

    This is the book that young girls' dreams are about. Maggie Dana's Wish Upon a Horse swept me back to a time when I, too, wanted desperately to have my own horse, have that mystical bond that defies explanation. I loved the friendship that has grown between Kate and Holly from the very first book in the Timber Ridge Riders series. Ms. Dana has expertly brought these two girls through a veritable maze of obstacles and life-changing events. Though I'm not crazy about the "mean girl" or "poor little rich kid" concept that seems to be a strong thread through young readers' fiction, it does serve a purpose in this series. Competition in the horse world, or any world, will always include those who would do anything to win. Kate and Holly's natural reactions to their nemesis, Angela Dean, provide a hilarious peek into the minds of young girls. No spoilers here, but the excitement and intrigue of Kate's dream-come-true make this a real page-turner. I heartily recommend Wish Upon a Horse to anyone who hasn't discovered Maggie Dana's books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    This is awsome

    I love horses i ride them every day

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