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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gigi Amateau Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Horses of the Maury River Series Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781480518988
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On the night Chancey is born, a "fire star" gallops across the sky. But many years of hardship will pass before the orphaned albino Appaloosa can believe the prophecy his dam foretold—that his "fire star" was a beacon for a horse of profound wisdom and extraordinary potential, one who will eventually change the lives of two children forever. Told through Chancey’s eyes in the classic tradition of great horse stories, here is a tale about bravery, destiny, and hope—and about sharing the magic of a second chance.

“Injects a dose of modernity into the old hard-luck horse story...Delightful.” -The Chronicle of the Horse

“The horse story is revived to magni?cent effect in this moving novel.” -The Horn Book

“Many details about equine behavior and horsemanship lend authenticity...A highly enjoyable read.” -School Library Journal

“Earnest, heartfelt, and uplifting.” -Voice of Youth Advocates

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  • “The story is compelling, and the chapters about Chancey’s work as a therapy horse are particularly moving.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A nice escape, with hardly a dull moment.”

    Children’s Literature

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About the Author

Gigi Amateau is the author of many books including A Certain Strain of Peculiar, Claiming Georgia Tate, and the Horses of the Maury River series . Her Come August, Come Freedom book won the 2013 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year Award. Mrs. Amateau was also a recipient of the Theresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts. She earned a BS in urban studies and planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in the health and human services sector for twenty-five years. She lives with her family in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.