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About the author:
Holding a trainer's license since 1972, Barbara Van Tuyl had never thought to be a writer when she grew up. Inspired by books like the Black Stallion, her big break came when a friend passed on a fiction piece and gave it to her. Asked to create an outline, she decided to create a second one to show that a series could be viable. From those two outlines came the first two books in what became the Bonnie series: The Sweet Running Filly and A Horse Called Bonnie.
Books one through five were published in the early 70s. Almost 30 years later, Barbara has penned A Special Kind of Courage, the sixth in the Bonnie series.
A Special Kind of Courage
A Bonnie Book
Barbara Van Tuyl
"Why couldn't you just leave me alone?"
When Thoroughbred trainer Monty Everett suddenly needed a pony boy who might double as an extra rider, Dame Fortune smiles on him with the appearance of MacLean Cardy. But when asked if he would gallop race horses as well, the boy tells Monty in no uncertain terms...never! Julie Jefferson, Monty's fiance' and owner of the champion mare, Sunbonnet, likes Mac immediately but believes that she has seen him somewhere before.
Proving to be exceptionally competent with the horses, Mac unknowingly slides into the role of mentor to young, Brad Russell, an aspiring jockey. Watching Mac coach Brad reinforced Julie's belief that he could be or had been a rider, making her even more determined to find out why he so adamantly refused to ride.
With Sunbonnet's rider injured in an accident, Julie's relentless pursuit of Mac's identity brings her to confront Mac and ask him for the impossible.
- Publication Date:
- 1480030287 / 9781480030282
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Equestrian