Gee Whiz (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #5)

Gee Whiz (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #5)

by Jane Smiley


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Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size. He is tall, but also graceful, yet his strides big but precise. At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he's suspicious, but as if he's curious.

When Abby is confronted with an onslaught of reminders of just how little of the world she has seen, she finds herself connecting with Gee Whiz's calm and curious nature, and his desire to know more. Her brother receives a draft notice to Vietnam, her friends return for the holidays with stories from their boarding school in Southern California, and the wise, lovable Brother Abner opens her eyes with tales of his many years spent traveling. At the same time, her beloved Jack and True Blue are both faced with opportunites to broaden their horizons away from the ranch. 

Will she let them go, with hopes that she might one day do the same?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375871320
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Series: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series , #5
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 370,663
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

JANE SMILEY is the author of many books for adults, including Private Life, Horse Heaven, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.
            Jane lives in Northern California, where she rides horses every chance she gets. She is also the author of four other novels for young readers in the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch series: The Georges and the Jewels, A Good Horse, True Blue, and Pie in the Sky.


Northern California

Date of Birth:

September 26, 1949

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California


B.A. in English, Vassar College, 1971; M.A., Iowa University, 1975; M.F.A, 1976; Ph.D., 1978

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Gee Whiz 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing jane smiley really broight it all I love this book and the others in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits on the bed and smiles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next result?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Smiely, but a good one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I REAAAALLLLLLLY hope it good the other books were great
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