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ISBN: 0375862323
Author: Jane Smiley
Language: English
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (August 7, 2012)
Pages: 304
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 868
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True blue, Jane Smiley ; with illustrations by Elaine Clayton. A Good Horse: Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch. The Georges and the Jewels.

True blue, Jane Smiley ; with illustrations by Elaine Clayton. 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: In 1960s California, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt has trouble with True Blue, the newest horse on her family’s ranch, a beautiful dappled gray who is so often spooked, Abby wonders if he is haunted by the ghost of his deceased former owner. eISBN: 978-0-375-89416-9 A Good Horse: Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch.

Book 3 of 5 in the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series. The horse, True Blue, was in the nicest part of the barn, and he was standing in his stall, looking out over the door toward the rings with his ears pricked. He saw Jane right away and tossed his head. She said, He’s such a sweetheart.

JANE SMILEY is the author of many books for adults, including Private Life, Horse Heaven, and the Pulitzer .

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. Excerpt.

Jane Smiley's passion for horses is well-known, and there is a great deal of information about understanding and "reading" horses in this book. It is a much deeper and emotionally complicated story than the average jolly pony club book. I've been recommending it to girls who are 12+ and crazy about horses.

Pie in the Sky, Jane Smiley; with illustrations by Elaine Clayton. Gee Whiz: Book Five of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch. The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton. The Man Who Invented the Computer.

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "True Blue: Book Three of the . 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.

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Book 3 of 5 in the The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series. 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. Hardcover, 304 pages. Published on September 27, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. ISBN-13: 9780375862311.

Book Three of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch. 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. Part of The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch. True Blue is a sweetheart, and whenever Abby calls out, Blue, Blue, how are you? he whinnies back. But sometimes True Blue seems.

Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from The Georges and the Jewels. Пользовательский отзыв - MStevenson - LibraryThing. Thirteen-year-old Abby Lovitt finds herself feeling.

Book in the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series). 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

Book in the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series). 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. True Blue is a sweetheart, and whenever Abby calls out, "Blue, Blue, how are you?" he whinnies back.

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.

Comments:

Yllk
Jane Smiley has given us treasured books like "A Thousand Acres." She also writes for children. "True Blue" is the third of her horse books for those of us who fell in love with horses and books simultaneously, whether it was "Black Beauty" or "The Black Stallion."

In "True Blue," a horse's owner has died. He is a beautiful dapple gray, who responds to his name with a whinny. Luckily for the horse, the boarder knows just the family for him when he is left without an owner: the Lovitts, a ranch family down the road, trains horses. Abby, the young girl, is thrilled to have True Blue for her own, to keep her mind off some of the boring stuff in school, like geography and grammar. She can tell you the geography of the horse quite well, from hoof to withers, from ears to tail.

As much as this is Blue's story, this is Abby's story. She finds out that "there's no such thing as a gift horse," since horse care is hard work. She also learns that both friends and families have foibles, just as she herself does.

Each chapter begins with illustrations. Each chapter reflects a step of growth into young womanhood and greater knowledge of the world outside the pure world of the horse corral. The divisions within the Lovitt family and the mysterious realm of ghosts and spirits keeps this horse tale moving along at full gallop.

It's a good primer for people who are not horse owners and as always a good primer for writers on the use of voice, dialog, and back story from the eminent, horse-loving Jane Smiley.
Fenius
Initially, I thought that the "ghost" subplot did not work, but re-reading _True Blue_, I changed my mind. Jane Smiley has successfully crafted another in her series. Publishers will release the fifth in September, and I have pre-ordered the work. The series is YA—young adult—but I have enjoyed reading the stories, too. Smiley has unerringly written realistic plot and a spunky, talented protagonist. I have purchased all for my classroom and my grandchildren.
Nakora
I like but don't love this series of books. They were recommended by a friend because I'm into natural horsemanship, but I didn't feel that they represented the topic all that well. It sort of implied that a couple of "tricks" would fix almost any horse in no time. Still, for the youth audience, they are nice books and good reading.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
I really enjoyed reading this book and I think that the stories end was sweet. I know that the beginning of Jane Smiley's books are a little dry but it couldn't stop reading after the introduction! I just wish that the books were numbered because I think I'm going ahead in the series..... YES it is a series!
HONEST RATING: 3.5 stars
^^^I wish you could use 1/2 stars to rate books...
Cyregaehus
For my 12 year old twin nieces' birthday - they ride every week, and they LOVED these books!!
Urllet
Good read.
caster
This series has a strong setting, realistic horses and characters one can believe. The majority of recent horse fiction has been ill-edited, plastic and shallow. Jane Smiley puts them all to shame with her heart and skill.
Jane can do no wrong. I love her horse and farm stories.

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