True Blue (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #3)

True Blue (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #3)

by Jane Smiley
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True Blue (Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series #3) by Jane Smiley

True Blue is a beauty, a dappled gray, and when Abby gets to take him to her family's ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. The horse needs a home: his owner—a woman brand new to the riding stable—was tragically killed in a car crash and no one has claimed him. Daddy is wary, as always. But Abby is smitten. True Blue is a sweetheart, and whenever Abby calls out, "Blue, Blue, how are you?" he  whinnies back.

But sometimes True Blue seems . . . spooked. He paces, and always seems to be looking for something. Or someone. Filled with riding scenes and horse details, this newest middle-grade novel from a Pulitzer Prize winner offers a mysterious and suspenseful almost-ghost story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375862328
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 802,193
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

JANE SMILEY is the author of many novels for adults as well as three works of nonfiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. She lives in Northern California, where she raises horses of her own.

Hometown:

Northern California

Date of Birth:

September 26, 1949

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

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

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True Blue 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book! It was everything you could ever want all in one book. I think kids really like the fact that the story is told from a child's point of you. I rate this book five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best horse book i've ever readif you like adventure read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the bit of ghost story
Amya Beach More than 1 year ago
See i love horses and books.If u lik horses read this! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Every time I read it I feel like I just got sucked into the book and I feel like I'm actually there!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far my favorite series of all time! Great description about what the charachers are feeling, I especially love the addition of ghosts! I can wait until Gee Whiz comes out! October 8th is marked on my calander!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a Christian series with little bad language or unappropreate senes. Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book I am speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read this book 2 times i still love it. Its a really good book if you love horses. Make sure you read the series of these boks they are really GREAT books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good you should try it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book loved it:):):):):):):):):)':):):):):):)::):):):):):):)':
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love horses!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. I would reccomend this book to horse lovers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im giving it 1 because I just started
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was good, :), but I did not like the ghost parts, :(.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! I really didn't like the ghost but the rest was great.
mightyber More than 1 year ago
excellent, wonderful reading for horse lovers
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I giving three stars because i have not read it yet. Sounds like a cool vook. On my summer reading suggestion list. Hope its good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alright, I'll admit,this want my favorite book involving horses. "The Scorpion Races" takes that spot. But this book was interesting and I enjoyed the way it was written. However it didn't have much of a plot and the ending wasn't very satisfying. Still it earned four stars.
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Im starting to read this book and im sure i will like it cause Jane Smiley is really discriptive. I love all of her books that i have read and im sure this one will be really great! But the first book is the georges and jewels.