Chancey of the Maury River

Chancey of the Maury River

by Gigi Amateau
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Chancey of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau

"The sentimental horse story is revived to magnificent effect in this moving novel. . . . Winds to a stirring finish." — THE HORN BOOK

On the night that Chancey is born, a "fire star" gallops across the sky, a signal that a great horse has entered the world. But it will take many years of slights and hardships before the orphaned albino will believe that the prophecy is truly meant for him. First he must find a home at the Maury River Stables and a girl named Claire who needs him as much as he needs her. Then, when his aching joints and impending blindness bring an end to their training together, he must start a new chapter as a therapeutic horse, healing people with wounds both visible and unseen. In the manner of a latter-day Black Beauty, Chancey’s observant voice narrates this absorbing story, filled with fascinating details of life at the stable and keen insight into equine instinct, human emotion, and the ineffable bond that connects them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763645236
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 578,543
Product dimensions: 5.35(w) x 7.65(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gigi Amateau is the author of the young-adult novel CLAIMING GEORGIA TATE. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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Chancey of the Maury River 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give this book five stars.Its the best horse book Ive ever comes from the horses point of view.At first its kind of hard to undersand but its still awesome.I absolutely loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was good, it was like black beauty but yet...unlike. its more absorbing than black beauty, definitely. anyone who LOVES horses should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ambersprit noticed Tiger shaking, and bounded off with a quick, "Wait here." She swiftly caught a rabbit and brought it back for him. "Eat this." She settled down next to him. "HorseClan is a group of cats that live together, and take care of each other. We have a leader, and a medicine cat. We hunt, we train, and sometimes we fight with other clans." Amberspirit showed him a scar on her muzzle. "But it's worth it. You always have someone looking out for you."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cloudripple jumped at Stormfeather's voice, startled. "Oh." Her voice was quiet, heavy with grief. "I didn't realize you were here." A tear trickled down her face and into the stream.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard read for young readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completly loved it!I'll never read a better book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sat waiting patienly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was really a cute book!! My 9 year old niece was visiting and we read it together. We both truly enjoyed it. The story being told from the horses perspective was great!
BEBC More than 1 year ago
Even if you are not a real horse lover, you will still love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book a while ago and REALLY liked it! It is heartwarming and great for horselovers!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is written as though the horse is telling the story, yet is very realistic and easy to put yourself in his shoes/hooves. You can tell that the author rides and knows horses, yet even readers who don't know horses in-depth can easily keep up. My only question is that I have never heard of an albino appaloosa...the descriptions of it sound like a few-spot appaloosa to me. Either way, the book talks about judge preferences and prejudices against fewspots/white horses when showing...this is true in the real world. This book is very appropriate for the age group recommended, but is still an enjoyable read for adults. Overall, I am glad I purchased this book and will probably read it again and again.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Cloudripple." He gently brushed his tail over his Clan-Mate's back, his ears tipped back.