Grand Theft Horse: A Graphic Novel

G. Neri (Author) Corban Wilkin (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

A story of Gail Ruffu, who stole a racehorse in order to save it, and ended up taking on the whole racing industry to fight for the humane treatment of animals.

Gail Ruffu was once a respected racehorse trainer known for her unconventional training methods. Then she became part owner of the Thoroughbred called Urgent Envoy, and everything changed. Her co-owners pushed her to speed up Urgent Envoy's training and eventually made her race him too early, until he developed a shin fracture.

One more race would kill him. But nobody heeded her warning. Gail had to act.

So on Christmas Eve, Gail stole her own horse. A modern-day outlaw, she lived out of her truck in order to move the horse to safe havens. She evaded private investigators and learned the law at night to take on a powerful Los Angeles attorney determined to crush her in court. As she stood up for the humane treatment of racehorses, she also faced down the system that could ruin them.

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SKU 118695
ISBN 9781620148556
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Page Count 240
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Graphic Novels & Comics
Additional Contributor Corban Wilkin
Primary Contributor G. Neri
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Lee & Low Books