Pie in the Sky (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #4)

Pie in the Sky (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #4)

by Jane Smiley


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Abby Lovitt doesn't realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows. The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly makes so many that she stops riding. Who will ride her horse? Abby's dad seems to think it will be Abby. Pie in the Sky is the most expensive horse Abby has ever ridden. But he is proud and irritable, and he takes Abby's attention away from the continuing mystery that is True Blue.

And then there's high school—Abby finds new friends, but also new challenges, and a larger world that sometimes seems strange and intimidating. She begins to wonder if there is another way to look at horses, people, and life itself.

Accompanied by the beautiful imagery of 1960s Northern California, Abby's charming mix of innocence and wisdom guide us through Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley's latest middle-grade horse novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375871313
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 227,840
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.67(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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Pie in the Sky 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love and adour animals and horses. This was a great book. I train with horses and I'm a pro jockey racing in the preeknas. Thus is a GREAT BOOK FOR HORSE LOVERS!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi! The book has 182 pages of pure-mind-blowing-awesomeness! I love Jane Smiley! She is one of my top top favorite authors! A must buy, must read! I stayed up til almost midnight to read it! Oh yeah for the future, please be considerate of others and not put spoilers everyone! And really please dont be rude, hateful, etc. If you have anything like that to say please keep it to yourself! Everyone lets be honoring, respectful, and mature about what we say,do,write,think, etc. I love to read and I wont let that to get in the way! Thanks for reading, ~DAYDREAM14~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By the way authors work really hard , I mean what would you read without them! They should get shown more respect and be honored more by there readers and other people. Besides if you were an author and you sat there trying to finish a book for a couple of years and you came out with a great book ... but nobody liked it , how would you feel ? My point proven! To all authors keep writing your books I bet there better and better everytime!! Good job!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book/series! I cant wait for the nxt one!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree. Writers should get more support. Like me in dance. I say let the writers write! And don't be mean to them. It's there passtion so don't spoil that for them! And that means don't say bad stuff about everyone! Like my mom says ' if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all!'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooooo goood and sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nope! Search it exactly how i spell it. "Pi In the Sky" no E in pi!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are amazing especially for young horse loving readers like me but people of all ages would enjoy this series! Its also great historical realistic fiction!
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Amazing book
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