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The One Dollar Horse: Book 1 - The One Dollar Horse (Paperback)
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The One Dollar Horse: Book 1 - The One Dollar Horse (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 31/01/2013
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A thriller set in the equestrian world about making the impossible possible, about reaching the top on a one dollar horse. Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London's grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that the impossible can be made possible. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father's criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love. Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past. A real life thriller that delves into the competitive and elite equestrian world from the 2011 BLUE PETER BOOK OF THE YEAR award-winning author.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444006360
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 198 x 144 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The One Dollar Horse is certain to be huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and K M Peyton. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS *
There are many twists and turns but the plot is easy to follow and gripping, I would recommend this book for girls aged from twelve through to adult. The author has a flowing style and an art for bringing her characters to life. * NEWBOOKSMAG *
Lauren St John's The One Dollar Horse is rare among pony books in setting its dream-come-true story in inner-city London... Writerly, full of equestrian knowledge and rich in character - not least of the horse - this is also a tale of first love, and is a handsome package with deep pink-edged pages. -- Nicolette Jones * THE SUNDAY TIMES *
...one of the best characters in this thrilling rags-to-riches tale is Storm Warning. You can't help but identify with this courageous animal and St John makes you feel the thrill of what it must be like to jump over a fence on such a horse with such heart and soul. No nagging doubts, this book's a winner. -- Martin Chilton * TELEGRAPH ONLINE *
Certain to be a huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and KM Peyton. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS *
Full of equine detail the book is definitely one for horse-lovers though the story is so strong that it will interest non-horsey types too. The underlying message is that a dream is achievable if you are willing to put in the hard work and make the sacrifices. * CAROUSEL *

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“Lauren St John's The One Dollar Horse”

Everyone loves an underdog story, and this one was beautifully written and certainly managed to touch heartstrings. Owning horse myself, I can very much empathise with significant parts of the story - the setbacks,... More

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“The one dollar horse”

What a great book! Ideal for teens and adults alike. Girl living in a downmarket area from a bad home who is horse mad finds a starving neglected horse. Its the story of her determination to help and improve the horse... More

Paperback edition
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“Review by Jennifer Sharp”

Mrs Smith was my favourite character because I liked how she kept it a secret that she was cassy's benefactor. I think cassy deserved to win the badminton. Good book!

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