Siena Summer

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:YA novel, disability, horses, Palio, Italy
  • Available:04/01/2009
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+

It's summer in Siena, Italy. The fiery horse Tempesta/Storm has been written off by his owners. Angela is determined to save him, convinced that if he races in the Palio he can win. But time is running out. Is Tony, the handsome jockey, friend or foe? Angela risks her heart, and eventually her life, to reach the finish line in this high-stakes, high-speed adventure.

"Chandler's writing is beautifully crafted, eliciting a wonderful sense of exhilaration and excitement from beginnning to end."
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"Even readers who aren't horse lovers will enjoy Chandler's descriptions of the traditions, time-honored rivalries, and elaborate preparations surrounding the event, and the race itself is appropriately exciting."
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