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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley

  • 3 stars across 9 books
Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles and grew up in St Louis, Missouri. In 1992 she won the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres, for which she also won the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Her other novels include Moo (1995), Horse Heaven (2000), which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, Good Faith (2003) and Ten Days in the Hills (2007). Her most recent novel is Private Life (2010). In 2006 Jane Smiley was awarded the PEN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.
7th March 2019

Saddles and Secrets

A young rider gets to know a new pony, adjust to a new sibling and learns a lot about secrets in this charming fol... MoreSaddles and Secrets

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2nd June 2011

Secret Horse

When eighth-grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there's no place she'd rather be th... MoreSecret Horse

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3rd April 2014

Star Horse

Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size. He is tall, but also graceful. He keeps his... MoreStar Horse

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6th June 2013

Champion Horse

Abby Lovitt doesn't realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the mo... MoreChampion Horse

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3rd May 2012

Mystery Horse

When Abby Lovitt gets to work at her family's ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. True Blue is a beauty, a dapple gr... MoreMystery Horse

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3rd June 2010

Nobody's Horse

Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares "Jewel... MoreNobody's Horse

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1st April 2016

Twenty Yawns

A Huffington Post Best Children's Book of the Year From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist La... MoreTwenty Yawns

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1st March 2018

Riding Lessons

Meet Ellen: a spirited - and occasionally misbehaving - young horseback-riding student. In the spring of fourth g... MoreRiding Lessons

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3rd September 2020

Riding Lessons: Taking the Reins

Perfect for anyone who loves horses and riding, from award-winning author Jane Smiley. Ellen's fam... MoreRiding Lessons: Taking the Reins

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    A girl rides at a Riding School, but when she hears her Mum and Dad's secret everything changes.  Will she still be able to ride and see her favourite...

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