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Dante: Horses of the Maury River Stables
Contributor(s): Amateau, Gigi (Author)

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ISBN: 0763670049     ISBN-13: 9780763670047
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
OUR PRICE: $13.59  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2015

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Horses
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Equestrian
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2014945450
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Series: Horses of the Maury River
Physical Information: 1.2" H x 5.7" W x 8.3" (1.05 lbs) 320 pages
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: School Library Journal 12/01/2014 pg. 118
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2015
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2015 pg. 73 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 193227
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Handsome but headstrong, a retired racehorse finds a second chance in this affecting, fast-paced novel told straight from the horse's mouth.

When Dante's Inferno is born early, on a February night, there are already great expectations for him. He may be the grandson of the greatest racehorse in modern times, but Dante's start proves a rough one, both in life and on the track. When Dante fails as a racehorse, he ends up at a Thoroughbred rescue facility run by rehabilitating prisoners before being adopted as a project horse at the Maury River Stables. It's not easy for Dante to make friends--horse or human--but slowly horses Daisy and Napoleon let him into the fold, and a student named Ashley begins to work with him to learn dressage and jumping in hopes that he'll find redemption as an eventing horse. Can Dante put his fears aside and succeed on the cross-country course? Narrated from Dante's point of view, this is a story that animal lovers will cherish.

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