Maestoso Petra

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Maestoso Petra

By Jane F. Kendall; Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375958427, 139pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

Vienna, Austria, 1938
Maestoso Petra is a world-famous Lipizzaner stallion. He has spent years in the Spanish Riding School, training to perform the complex airs above the ground that only Lipizzaner can accomplish. But when World War II breaks out in Europe, he learns to think less about performing and more about survival. Here is Maestoso Petra's story . . . in his own words.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author
Jane Kendall is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult historical novels "Miranda and the Movies "and "Miranda Goes to Hollywood." She was an enthusiastic rider growing up, and on one memorable occasion went Christmas caroling on horseback. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Ruth Sanderson has illustrated books for children of all ages, including "Summer Pony "and "Winter Pony." She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding. "From the Trade Paperback edition."