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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 156
Themes: horses, friendship, show jumping
Publisher: Sono Nis Press
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2013
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Faye Marsh is out show jumping for Lawrence Devries, and twelve-year-old Kirsty's still working for Lucy at the ranch. She doesn't mind, really—she and her pony Lancelot would be nowhere without Lucy. So when Kirsty's asked to help with a cattle roundup, she agrees, even though she's nervous. This kind of riding is completely new to her. Can Lancelot handle it? Can Kirsty?

It's just bad luck that her roundup partner is fourteen-year-old Jesse, who treats her like an idiot. Jesse has had every advantage Kirsty can imagine, including a family ranch with horseback riding every summer. Why does he have such an attitude problem? Doesn't he realize that Lancelot and Kirsty are new at this? Soon she's steaming mad—and Jesse has disappeared.

When she finds him, it's too late: a forest fire is bearing down on them. Their lives in peril, Kirsty and Jesse have to cooperate—and trust the horse sense of the amazing Lancelot—to ride through the fire and out to safety.


CCBC Best Books  | 2013 | Commended

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