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Dante: Horses of the Maury River Stables

By Gigi Amateau

Handsome but headstrong, a retired racehorse finds a second chance in this affecting, fast-paced novel that comes straight from the horse’s mouth.

Dante’s Inferno may be the grandson of the greatest racehorse in modern times, but his start proves a rough one, both in life and on the track. When Dante fails as a racehorse, he lands briefly at a Thoroughbred rescue facility run by rehabilitating prisoners before being adopted as a project horse at the Maury River Stables. It’s not easy for Dante to make friends — horse or human — but slowly, horses Daisy and Napoleon bring him into the fold, and the girl Ashley begins to work with him. Can Dante put his fears aside and find redemption as an eventing horse?

  • Now in an accessible digest paperback with a distinct series look, this book features characters from Chancey and Macadoo of the Maury River.
  • A classic horse story, in the vein of Black Beauty, told from Dante's point-of-view.
  • Focuses on rescue horses: Dante is a racehorse/off-the track throughbred who goes on to have a second career as an eventing horse.

About the author

Gigi Amateau is the author of two previous books featuring the horses of the Maury River Stables as well as Come August, Come Freedom; A Certain Strain of Peculiar; and Claiming Georgia Tate. A recipient of the Theresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts, Gigi Amateau lives in Richmond, Virginia.

ISBN: 9780763687540
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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