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Series: Horses of Oak Valley Ranch


GEE WHIZ by Jane Smiley
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Another successful visit with Abby Lovitt and her horses. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Abby Lovitt's newest horse brings her a taste of the wider world. Read full book review >
PIE IN THE SKY by Jane Smiley
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Despite this shortcoming, another interesting read for horse lovers and Abby Lovitt fans. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Smiley continues the equine adventures of Abby Lovitt (True Blue, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
TRUE BLUE by Jane Smiley
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Smiley's pristine, graceful prose and thoroughly real characters make this a novel to savor. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Smiley continues the story of Abby Lovitt and the horses on her family's California ranch in the 1960s. Read full book review >
THE GEORGES AND THE JEWELS by Jane Smiley
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

Abby's father names all the male horses that come through their farm George and all the female horses Jewel, and Abby knows it's to keep the family from becoming too attached to them. Read full book review >