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True Blue
Book Three of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane SmileyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jane Smiley


· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 10 and up
· August 7, 2012 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-86232-8 (0-375-86232-3)

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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.

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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.

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