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Fiction Ages 8-11
Pages: 128
Themes: Fears, magic, yo-yos, horses
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2005
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Casey will have to do a lot of pet-sitting to earn the money she needs to buy Lightning, a beloved horse. Her hopes of buying Lightning are dashed when she learns that his owner has found a buyer and must sell the horse immediately. Across the street from Casey's house a mystery unfolds as a seldom-seen woman who seems to be able to read minds prepares to host a carnival and a yo-yo contest that boasts a $1500 prize. Casey's yo-yo is buried in her closet. She has a great talent and a greater case of stage fright.

Canadian Book Review Annual - June 15, 2008
"Charming, intriguing, and fun to read. Recommended."
by: Deborah Mervold, CM Magazine - March 3, 2006
3*** out of 4
"Recommended"

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Silver Birch nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed

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