Gee Whiz

By SMILEY, Jane

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ISBN
9780375869693 9780375969690
Publisher
Knopf.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–8—In 1966, Abby lives on a ranch in California where her family trains and sells horses. In this fifth story about her, she interacts with the yearling Jack, destined for the track; Beebop, a rodeo bucking horse; and Gee Whiz, a big ex-racehorse that may have jumping talent and is very clever at opening closed gates. The teen'...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

Abby, the sensible protagonist of Smiley’s horse girl series set in 1960s–era California (Pie in the Sky, rev. 9/12), is growing up, which means she has some hard decisions to make. The head of the riding stable where Abby teaches wants to buy True Blue for use as a lesson horse, but Abby’s not sure she’s willing to sell. The partial owner of Jack, the orphaned thoroughbred colt Abby bottle-raised, wants him sent to the track for training, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

Abby (<i>Pie in the Sky</i>) is growing up, which means she has some hard decisions to make regarding her family farm an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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