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Pie in the Sky: Book Four of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Library Binding – September 11, 2012

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From School Library Journal

Gr 5-8-Abby Lovitt, first introduced in A Good Horse (Knopf, 2010) returns. The teenage daughter of a respected horse trader, Abby can't remember not riding. She loves her beautiful but green horse, True Blue, but is stuck at an impasse training him. Her time is constrained even more when she is tapped to ride Pie in the Sky, a prize jumper whose owner, Sophia, no longer wants to ride. While working with Pie, Abby realizes how much she loves riding and how important it is to her to do something she's passionate about. Sophia recovers her desire to ride after seeing Abby having so much fun on Pie. Abby also learns lessons about pride and the importance of family and friends. Her relationships with her family are well drawn, but her friends are one-dimensional and often introduced without explanation. The northern California setting and late-1960s time frame seem tacked on-they are not important to the story. Abby does much thinking and internal reasoning, making this a very character-centered novel. The book contains many details for horse-crazy readers, and the intended audience will probably be familiar with the specialized equestrian vocabulary frequently used. Purchase for fans of the first book.-Lisa Crandall, Capital Area District Library, Holt, MIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Tween girls with a passion for horseback riding, or horses in general, will find a wholesome and credible peer in ninth-grader Abby Lovitt, who was first introduced to readers in The Georges and the Jewels (2009). Abby’s narration sticks closely to her experiences growing up in well-described Carmel, California, ranch country in the late 1960s. As she shares horse wisdom with newer riders, she learns that she, too, has a way to go before claiming expertise, especially about what care and training her beloved horse, Blue, needs. Smiley’s extensive, quickly introduced cast of characters may overwhelm some readers, but those who are horse-hungry will easily overlook this and eagerly follow Abby’s adventures, foibles, and fresh insights in the arena, along with her feelings and questions as some of her old friends leave and potentially new ones appear in her world. Grades 4-8. --Francisca Goldsmith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
  • Library Binding: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375969683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375969683
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,488,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great book for young people, I'm actually not all that young in years anymore but I enjoyed it very much anyway. It remonds me of the type of books I read when I was younger so I very much enjoyed it.
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Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize winner for her retelling of Shakespeare's _King Lear_, has successfully created a series of fun reads, mostly targeting middle school girls who are interested in horses. I teach English in a college preparatory school and am always looking for fun reads for students. Realistic problems, strong problem-solving protagonist, quality writing.
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I don't give a book 5 stars very often, however, I love this series. A great description of a very different life in the 60s. I can honestly say that I learn a lot about horses. Within the story it gives ideas about how to understand horses, describes training methods, teaches about their nature, and more. And all that within an easy read. In addition I really like, that the main character is not a heroin, but a very hard trying and loveable girl.
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Im not one for reading, but this book is so good!! I love horses and i love to ride them so this book is great for me and any other horse lover. Now i am going to read "Gee Whiz" the last book of this series.
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Abby, a young equestrian living in California in the 1960s, is thrilled that she has been invited to participate in a famous riding clinic. Naturally, she wants to show off her beautiful new horse, True Blue, sure that his performance will impress the temperamental instructor.

Things don’t go quite as Abby plans, however, when Blue turns out to be performing under par. Her riding abilities shaken, Abby gets a second chance when she is asked to ride rival/friend Sophia’s expensive mount Pie in the Sky instead.

Between riding Pie, trying to figure out what’s wrong with Blue, and starting high school, Abby suddenly has a whole lot of her plate. Will she leave Blue’s training behind to accept a lucrative offer to take over as Pie’s rider? Is it possible to become friends with your competition? Above all, can Abby figure out how to stay true to herself and her horse?

Pie in the Sky, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley, is a realistic read about the special bond between a girl and her horse that older readers will likely enjoy.

This review originally appeared on abookandahug.com
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if you enjoy horse stories you will enjoy this-once you start its hard to put it down till you finish the chapter.
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I came upon The Georges and The Jewels in my local library nit realizing that it was the first in a series. I've since read A Good Horse and True Blue.
These are Young Adult books and I am an old adult but I read books like this as a young girl and they're timeless.
Abby is a sensitive character and the horses are her world.
I hope Jane Smiley keeps adding to this series.
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I only read it because it had a horse on the cover. It was not the best book I've ever read,but it wasn't the worst. I loved most of it. between this book and another book by Jane Smiley called "TRUE BLUE", it would totally be TRUE BLUE.Anyways it was a really good book.
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