The Glory

Author(s): Lauren St. John

Young Adult Fiction

From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller and romance about a girl on the run from the law, a boy on a mission to save a life and a race from Colorado to Oregon that they both have to win...

A Girl on the Run from the Law
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West...

A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life
Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it...

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From the bestselling author of The One Dollar Horse trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller about a boy, a girl and their horses racing for their lives from Colorado to Oregon.

A glorious book...a thrilling, escapist triumph The School Librarian A thrilling adventure story...not just for horse lovers The Best New Children's Books 2015 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 The Glory is a glorious book, a truly fantastic adventure story...This is a thrilling, escapist triumph School Librarian 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

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE and the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning Laura Marlin series. She has also written an adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, published in 2013. Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

General Fields

  • : 9781444012767
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books
  • : September 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 320
  • : Lauren St. John