Read online or download a free book: The Glory
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (3 Sept. 2015)
By: Lauren St John(Author)
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From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller and romance about a girl on the run from the law, a boy on a mission to save a life and a race from Colorado to Oregon that they both have to win...
A Girl on the Run from the Law
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West . . .
A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life
Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it . . .
A thrilling adventure story ... not just for horse lovers (The Best New Children's Books 2015)A glorious book ... a thrilling, escapist triumph (The School Librarian)The Glory is a glorious book, a truly fantastic adventure story ... This is a thrilling, escapist triumph (School Librarian)Exciting and heartwarming, this is a real page-turner (CountryLife.co.uk)A National Velvet for modern teenagers. (Alex O'Connell THE TIMES)The author's knowledge of horsemanship, and of the geography and history ofthe route, give this novel conviction, and the landscape comes to life alongwith the characters. The journey involves romance, betrayal, sacrifice,danger, family drama and a tense pursuit. Saddle up for an exhilarating ride. (Nicolette Jones THE SUNDAY TIMES)Brilliant - a vast adventure and love story and, I'm trying hard not to say, glorious. (KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of ROOFTOPPERS)THE GLORY is a born winner. (AMANDA CRAIG)Lauren St John is the new queen of the older horse novel. (The Times (Saturday Review))Part gripping adventure, part love story, this powerful novel travelsthrough an exhilarating yet terrifying landscape. Alex and Will must digdeep, discovering newfound pride in themselves and love for theirfamilies. (BOOK TRUST)A pony adventure story worthy of the Pullein-Thompson sisters (HORSE & COUNTRYSIDE MAGAZINE)Certain to be a huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and KM Peyton. (BOOKS FOR KEEPS)A Glorious read. (IT WAS LOVELY READING YOU)Lauren St John's horse storiesare as good as any of the classics by K M Peyton or Patricia Leitch andthis is a marvellous adventure. Readers will fall in love with thehorses, wiry, intelligent Shiraz, part Arab; and Scout, Alex's horse, awild palomino. (Andrea Reece LOVE READING)
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