Macadoo (Hardcover)

Horses of the Maury River Stables

By Gigi Amateau

Candlewick, 9780763637668, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

List Price: 15.99*
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A sequel to Chancey of the Maury River, this heart-tugging story focuses on Macadoo — the gentle giant of the Maury River Stables.

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. Told with insight and compassion from Macadoo’s point of view, this is a story that all horse lovers will cherish.

About the Author

Gigi Amateau is the author of Chancey of the Maury River as well as Come August, Come Freedom; A Certain Strain of Peculiar; and Claiming Georgia Tate. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Praise For Macadoo: Horses of the Maury River Stables

Told from the horse’s point of view, this story gives readers the history of one of the minor characters in Amateau’s "Chancey of the Maury River". ... Macadoo’s response to his struggles will resonate with readers, and this volume will ... find a ready audience among lovers of horse stories.
—School Library Journal