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Chancey of the Maury River
Contributor(s): Amateau, Gigi (Author), Jackson, Jd (Read by)

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ISBN: 1511330724     ISBN-13: 9781511330725
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
OUR PRICE: $8.49  

Binding Type: MP3 CD - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2015
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Horses
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 5.3" W x 6.7" (0.15 lbs)
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Unabridged
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Publisher Description:

On the night Chancey is born, a "fire star" gallops across the sky. But many years of hardship will pass before the orphaned albino Appaloosa can believe the prophecy his dam foretold--that his "fire star" was a beacon for a horse of profound wisdom and extraordinary potential, one who will eventually change the lives of two children forever. Told through Chancey's eyes in the classic tradition of great horse stories, here is a tale about bravery, destiny, and hope--and about sharing the magic of a second chance.

"Injects a dose of modernity into the old hard-luck horse story...Delightful." -The Chronicle of the Horse

"The horse story is revived to magni?cent effect in this moving novel." -The Horn Book

"Many details about equine behavior and horsemanship lend authenticity...A highly enjoyable read." -School Library Journal

"Earnest, heartfelt, and uplifting." -Voice of Youth Advocates

Contributor Bio(s): Amateau, Gigi: - Gigi Amateau lives in Virginia, where she and her family have two horses: Albert, a cremello Appaloosa gelding who served half of his life as a school horse in certified therapeutic riding programs, and Mia, a Thoroughbred rescue mare who loves to jump. Gigi Amateau is the author of Claiming Georgia Tate and A Certain Strain of Peculiar, both novels for older teens. About Chancey of the Maury River, she says, "The infinite bond between my daughter, Judith, and our horse Albert inspired this story, as did Rockbridge County, Virginia. Judith, Albert, and I love to ride there in the surrounding Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains."
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