Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance

Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
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For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.

Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about thoroughbreds, horse racing, and the Great Depression.
A Virginia author of more than twenty-four novels for children and teens, Alison Hart is an avid horse rider who loves a good mystery. She has been reading and writing about animals since she was a girl. Her novel Shadow Horse, the prequel to Whirlwind, was nominated for an Edgar Award. To find out more about Alison, her horses, and her books, visit her Web site at www.alisonhartbooks.com. View titles by Alison Hart
RUTH SANDERSON has been a professional illustrator since 1975. She has published over eighty children’s books and has illustrated book covers, fantasy art, and collector’s plates. She also works in animation concept art and product design. View titles by Ruth Sanderson

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For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie, is all Chance could ask for. He loves nothing more than running fast and winning. But after an accident, Chance discovers a side of horse racing that has little to do with glory.

Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about thoroughbreds, horse racing, and the Great Depression.

Author

A Virginia author of more than twenty-four novels for children and teens, Alison Hart is an avid horse rider who loves a good mystery. She has been reading and writing about animals since she was a girl. Her novel Shadow Horse, the prequel to Whirlwind, was nominated for an Edgar Award. To find out more about Alison, her horses, and her books, visit her Web site at www.alisonhartbooks.com. View titles by Alison Hart
RUTH SANDERSON has been a professional illustrator since 1975. She has published over eighty children’s books and has illustrated book covers, fantasy art, and collector’s plates. She also works in animation concept art and product design. View titles by Ruth Sanderson

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