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    • Publication date:03 Sep 2015
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The Glory

By Lauren St John

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From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller and romance about a girl on the run from the law, a boy on a mission to save a life and a race from Colorado to Oregon that they both have to win...

From the bestselling author of THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller and romance about a girl on the run from the law, a boy on a mission to save a life and a race from Colorado to Oregon that they both have to win...

A Girl on the Run from the Law
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West...

A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life
Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it...

Biographical Notes

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE and the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series. She has also written an adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, published in 2013.

Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

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  • ISBN: 9781444012750
  • Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
A thrilling adventure story ... not just for horse lovers — The Best New Children's Books 2015
A glorious book ... a thrilling, escapist triumph — The School Librarian
The Glory is a glorious book, a truly fantastic adventure story ... This is a thrilling, escapist triumph — School Librarian
Exciting and heartwarming, this is a real page-turner — CountryLife.co.uk
Brilliant - a vast adventure and love story and, I'm trying hard not to say, glorious. — KATHERINE RUNDELL, author of ROOFTOPPERS
THE GLORY is a born winner. — AMANDA CRAIG
A National Velvet for modern teenagers. — Alex O'Connell, THE TIMES
The author's knowledge of horsemanship, and of the geography and history of the route, give this novel conviction, and the landscape comes to life along with the characters. The journey involves romance, betrayal, sacrifice, danger, family drama and a tense pursuit. Saddle up for an exhilarating ride. — Nicolette Jones, THE SUNDAY TIMES
Lauren St John is the new queen of the older horse novel. — The Times (Saturday Review)
A pony adventure story worthy of the Pullein-Thompson sisters — HORSE & COUNTRYSIDE MAGAZINE
Lauren St John's horse stories are as good as any of the classics by KM Peyton or Patricia Leitch and this is a marvellous adventure. — LOVE READING 4 KIDS
A Glorious read. — IT WAS LOVELY READING YOU
Certain to be a huge favourite with readers and will bear comparison with classic horse stories by authors such as Patricia Leitch and KM Peyton. — BOOKS FOR KEEPS
Part gripping adventure, part love story, this powerful novel travels through an exhilarating yet terrifying landscape. Alex and Will must dig deep, discovering newfound pride in themselves and love for their families. — BOOK TRUST
Lauren St John's horse stories are as good as any of the classics by K M Peyton or Patricia Leitch and this is a marvellous adventure. Readers will fall in love with the horses, wiry, intelligent Shiraz, part Arab; and Scout, Alex's horse, a wild palomino. — Andrea Reece, LOVE READING
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