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Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance

By: Alison Hart
illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375868337
09/13/2011 - $6.99
Categories: Animals - Horses, Historical - United States - 20th Century,

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.

Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about thoroughbreds, horse racing, and the Great Depression.