“Macadoo’s response to his struggles will resonate with readers.” —School Library Journal

When Macadoo is just a colt, he challenges his father—a huge Belgian stallion—in order to protect his dam. From that moment on, Mac knows that his purpose in life is to help others. From surviving a kill auction to learning how to be a vaulting horse to giving therapeutic riding lessons, Mac is always patient and never loses hope in his mission to serve others—and he finds the courage to “walk on” through even the most difficult circumstances.


Gigi Amateau is from Mississippi and graduated with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked for many years in non-profit organisations combating AIDS and illiteracy, and helping the homeless and the elderly in her local community. Claiming Georgia Tate is her first novel and has received many awards and accolades, including, the Book Sense Children's Pick, Summer 2005, VOYA Editor's Choice, 2005, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 2006, Nominee for the SIBA Book Award, Children's Fiction, 2006 and Nominee for the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, 2006. Gigi lives in Virginia, USA, with her husband and daughter.

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