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Race the Wind

Written by Lauren St.John

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A thrilling new horse adventure story from award-winning Lauren St John. In this sequel to The One Dollar Horse, Casey Blue is now the proud and race-winning owner of Storm, the horse she saved from death. Her brilliant riding of Storm leads her to an invitation to compete in the prestigious Kentucky Three Day Event but when a blackmailer threatens her, Casey fears she will never be able to take part. Who can she trust to help her? Soon Casey finds herself torn between her boyfriend and her desire to win!

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Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, The One Dollar Horse. You can read their reviews below.

  • Poppy Stephens, age 10 - 'This book was amazing and I couldn’t put it down. I loved it so much I can’t wait to read the second one!' Read full review >
  • Isabel  Kardos-Stowe, age 10 - 'I loved The One Dollar Horse and just couldn't put it down. The description was lovely; I could picture every scene. I would rate this book 10/10, a must read.' Read full review >
  • Poppy, age 15 - 'a very touching story, that was well written. It had strong characters and a good storyline. It was easy to get into and imagine the people, and it ended well.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Race the Wind by Lauren St.John

When Casey Blue's victory at the Badminton Horse Trials earns her and Storm an invitation to the prestigious Kentucky Three Day Event, it is a dream come true. But that dream is about to turn into a nightmare. After her father is arrested for a crime Casey is convinced he didn't commit, she finds herself the victim of a vicious blackmailer. To make matters worse, Storm is behaving like the wild horse he once was. Faced with losing everything she loves, she needs the help of her farrier boyfriend, Peter, to win in Kentucky, one of the most challenging riding competitions there is. But is he for her or against her?

Reviews

Praise for The One Dollar Horse...

Lauren St John's The One Dollar Horse is rare among pony books in setting its dream-come-true story in inner-city London... Writerly, full of equestrian knowledge and rich in character - not least of the horse - this is also a tale of first love, and is a handsome package with deep pink-edged pages. -- Nicolette Jones THE SUNDAY TIMES

The One Dollar Horse is certain to be huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and K M Peyton.

...one of the best characters in this thrilling rags-to-riches tale is Storm Warning. You can't help but identify with this courageous animal and St John makes you feel the thrill of what it must be like to jump over a fence on such a horse with such heart and soul. No nagging doubts, this book's a winner. -- Martin Chilton TELEGRAPH ONLINE

There are many twists and turns but the plot is easy to follow and gripping, I would recommend this book for girls aged from twelve through to adult. The author has a flowing style and an art for bringing her characters to life. NEWBOOKSMAG

About the Author

Lauren St.John

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Lauren St John was born in Gatooma, Rhodesia, now Kadoma, Zimbabwe. At 11, she and her family moved to Rainbow's End farm and game reserve, the subject of her acclaimed memoir, and she grew up surrounded by animals, including eight horses, two warthogs and a pet giraffe. After nearly a decade as golf correspondent to The Sunday Times, followed by a sojourn in the US, riding the tour buses of alt. country stars like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and the Dixie Chicks, she wrote the bestselling 'White Giraffe' series. 'Dead Man's Cove', the first in her new mystery series about 11-year-old detective, Laura Marlin, won the 2011 Blue Peter Favourite Story and Book of the Year Awards.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Lauren St.John
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Author's Website

www.laurenstjohn.com/

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Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

4th April 2013

ISBN

9781444002706

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