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.