Grand Theft Horse: A Graphic Novel
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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|Lexile ® Measure||N/A|
|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|