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Racing Manhattan

by Terence Blacker

Racing Manhattan Synopsis

Jay Barton has spent her life on the outside, being overlooked and mocked for her tomboy ways. All she wants to do is ride her favourite pony, which belongs to her much wealthier cousin. But then Jay shows a talent for winning the illegal pony races her uncle takes her to, and he starts to push her to take more and more risks. At 15, Jay decides to run away, to live the life of a stable hand. Her fortunes are changed when she meets Manhattan: a pedigree grey racehorse who has used up all her chances and is now neglected and despised. Jay recognises a fellow misfit. She fights to give Manhattan one last opportunity to show she is the champion she was born to be. Together, they face a world of prejudice and cruelty and fight back the only way they know - by becoming the best.

Racing Manhattan Press Reviews

A beautiful story * C. J. Flood, author of Infinite Sky and Nightwanderers * A contemporary National Velvet, for fans of Lauren St John. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * Heroines don't come much better than Jay Barton and the world of horse racing is brought so vividly to life that I swear my armchair galloped across the room while I was reading the climactic scene! * Martyn Bedford, Author * Exhilarating equine epic... With its inspirational message, and a plot that unfurls at a galloping pace, you'll be rooting for Jay the whole way through, with your heart pounding as you will her to triumph over every setback. -- Joanne Owen * Lovereading4Kids, June 2016 Book of the Month * A great read that younger, ambitious riders will be able to relate to. * Your Horse *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783444014
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Terence Blacker
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage),

About Terence Blacker

Terence Blacker read English at Cambridge and worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer during the 1980s. He has written numerous books for adults, teens and young readers including the Ms Wiz series. He also writes for national newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster and performing musician. He lives in Norfolk.

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