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The One Dollar Horse: Book 1

The One Dollar Horse: Book 1

Casey Blue loves horses, but her dreams of becoming an event rider seem out of reach. One day she rescues a horse from the knacker's yard before working hard to nurse the animal back to health. In time a sleek and highly strung thoroughbred emerges from the bag of bones she rescu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781444006360
Barcode 9781444006360
Published 9 April 2013 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By St. John, Lauren
Illustrated by Dean, David
Series The One Dollar Horse (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781444006360
ISBN-10 1444006363
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Orion Children's Books
Publication Date 9 April 2013
International Publication Date 31 January 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By St. John, Lauren
Illustrated by Dean, David
Series The One Dollar Horse (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Horse & Pony Stories
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 260073

Description of this Book

Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London's grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that the impossible can be made possible. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father's criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love. Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past. A real life thriller that delves into the competitive and elite equestrian world from the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year award-winning author.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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. BOOKS FOR KEEPS 20120312 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 20120301
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series and THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy. Her first adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, was published in 2013. Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

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