Jockey Girl by Shelley Peterson
  

Synopsis

Jockey Girl by Shelley Peterson

CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2016) -- Commended

Evangeline Evie Gibb lives a seemingly charmed life on a thoroughbred racehorse farm. But in reality, Evie feels alone in the world, cheered only by the affection of a racehorse named No Justice.

She's always been told that her mother, Angela Parson, is dead. Then, on her sixteenth birthday, a card arrives from her great aunt Mary with the suggestion that Angela might still be alive -- and Evie's life is turned upside down. In hopes of winning enough money to leave her hateful father and find her mother, Evie enters the Caledon Horse Race. But something she overhears her father say changes everything, and Evie steals the racehorse in the night and runs away. With a stray dog named Magpie at her side and help from Aunt Mary, Evie unearths long-hidden family secrets, finds unexpected love, and takes the racing world by storm.

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Peterson packs this story with several lessons -- about making choices, facing addiction, self-actualization, and peer-pressure. - Resource Links

About the Author

Shelley Peterson is the bestselling author of six published novels for young readers: Dancer, Abby Malone, Stagestruck, Sundancer, Mystery at Saddle Creek, and Dark Days at Saddle Creek. She divides her time between Toronto and Fox Ridge, where she operates a stable.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
322 pages

Author

Shelley Peterson
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Publisher

Dundurn Group Ltd

Publication date

6th February 2016

ISBN

9781459734340


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