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One Stroppy Jockey: The Christine Lawn Story

One Stroppy Jockey: The Christine Lawn Story

Christine Lawn was a succesful apprentice jockey with 19 winners under her belt. In 2002 she fell from a horse ending her riding career abruptly. Confined to a wheelchair Christine was told she would never walk again. This is the story of her courageous struggle and her resolve t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877361807
Barcode 9781877361807
Published 13 April 2007 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy

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ISBN-13 9781877361807
ISBN-10 1877361801
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Publication Date 13 April 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Equestrian & Animal Sports
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 212
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 279g
Dewey Code 798.40092
Catalogue Code 18950

Description of this Book

'One minute there you are cruising along just fine and the next minute everything's changed forever.' Drawn by her love of horses to first work as a stable-hand and later as an apprentice jockey, Christine rode nineteen winners - until 2002. That year she fell from a horse during a race at Wingatui. The accident brought her riding career to an abrupt end and left her confined to a wheelchair. She was told she'd never walk again. This is the story of Christine's courageous struggle in the Burwood spinal unit, her determination to find a new independence, and her spirited resolve to walk again. RA 13+ Teachers Notes Avail 9780000301888

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Author's Bio

Sandy McKay is better known for her novels for young readers. She won the NZ Post Junior Fiction Award for Recycled in 2002 and is highly regarded for her gentle, insightful writing style. She's held the Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education and has received many accolades for her books. In One Stroppy Jockey, her skill as a biographer is clearly evident. Here she displays a graceful empathy for her subject and a quiet control of her material.

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