By Alison Hart
(Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 9780375802638, 272pp.)
Publication Date: March 27, 2001
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Horses + mystery + rescuing abused animals = a triple crown of perpetually popular preteen genres!
Thirteen-year-old Jasmine is found guilty of assaulting Hugh Robicheaux, the owner of the horse farm where she works. But she's still determined to prove that Robicheaux killed Whirlwind, the mare she loved. Jas is sure that Shadow Horse, a scrawny brown gelding she rescues at a horse auction, is the key to the mystery—but just how is Shadow Horse connected to Whirlwind?
Deftly written by a teacher and equestrian who has authored more than sixty books, this heartwarming and inspiring Edgar Award nominee will have special appeal for mystery fans as well as young horse lovers.
Alison Hart is an avid horse rider who loves a good mystery. She has been reading and writing about animals since she was a girl. She has written more than sixty children's books and is well known as a writer of horse and adventure stories. Her novel Shadow Horse was nominated for an Edgar Award. Her most recent title, Gabriel's Horses (Peachtree), was nominated for the 2008-2009 Texas Bluebonnet, Kentucky Bluegrass, and Keystone State Awards. She appears year-round at reading and writing conferences. To find out more about Alison, her horses, and her books, visit her Web site at www.alisonhartbooks.com.