Have horses changed your life? Then you'll love this book, The Georges and the Jewels. Here's what it's about...
This stirring novel is set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s. Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares "Jewel" and all the geldings "George" and warns Abby not to get attached: the horses are there to be sold. But with all the stress at school and home, Abby seeks refuge with the Georges and the Jewels.
But there's one gelding that gives her no end of trouble: the horse who won't meet her gaze, he bucks her right off every chance he gets, and her father makes her ride and train him every day. She calls him the Ornery George.
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