Sep 10, 2010

Giveaway: Astra


Thirteen-year-old Lily O'Neil's passion is Arabian horses.  Someday she wants to be a great endurance rider like her mother.  But a year earlier, after a freak riding accident took her mother's life, Lily's father sold his daughter's beloved pony and forbade her to ride ever again.

When Lily's grandmother comes to live with them, however, she convinces Mr. O'Neil to let Lily clean stalls on the neighboring Arabian ranch, a place her mother had worked--and loved.  Lily is ecstatic, especially since she'll be near her mother's favorite horse--Astra.  Lily's mother had always believed that Astra had the talent to become a national champion.  Her goal was to ride her in the famous Tevis Cup Endurance Race, the toughest horse race in America.

Lily is determined to make her mother's dream come true.  But how will she convince her father to let her ride again?
Giveaway time, kids!  I give you Chris Platt's Astra, which was released last week.  Comment to be considered.  Contest ends 9/15

8 comments:

wldhrsjen3 said...

Oh my goodness, this book has my name written all over it. I can't wait to read it!! *crosses fingers*

Fear Street said...

I don't think I'm allowed to be considered again since I won in the past (I got my books a few weeks ago. Thanks!)...but this one sounds pretty interesting.

Lei said...

Oooooooh, Tevis.

Me me me!

Mac v Mac said...

Oh la lah! It's Cougar Rock!

Please pick me - I'm a dressage rider at heart, but I'm sure I could be converted! =)

DarfurHerald (aka yasoup) said...

Gasp...I love Arabians and endurance riding, and I rode/learned lessons and...freaky! cleaned stalls on an Arabian endurance farm for those lessons! (But my mom isn't a champion rider who died in one of those surprisingly common freak accidents. Seems like a common plot theme in teen girl horse books, lol).

hauntedvixen said...

This one - real bad!

Malone said...

Oh it sounds like it would be a fun read among the ton of college textbooks. I'm totally in.

Nicole said...

I'm in!