The eighty-dollar champion : the true story of a horse, a man, and an unstoppable dream / Elizabeth Letts.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In 1958, a horse bound for the slaughterhouse is purchased by a man who names him Snowman and takes him to the top of equestrian show jumping.
    • Content Notes:
      The last horses -- On the way home -- Land of clover -- A school for young ladies -- Hollandia Farms -- How to make a living at horses -- The stable boy -- Where the heart is -- The horse can jump -- The horse business -- Snowman's first show -- Sinjon -- The circuit -- The Cinderella House -- New challenges -- Piping Rock, part I: the competition -- Piping Rock, part II: the show begins -- Piping Rock, part III: up and over -- The indoor circuit -- The Diamond Jubilee, part I: off to the races -- The Diamond Jubilee, part II: a whole new world -- The Diamond Jubilee, part III: Snowman soars -- Under the spotlights -- Famous! -- The wind of change -- Camelot -- New Hollandia Farms -- The legacy of a champion.
    • Notes:
      "Based on The Eighty-Dollar Champion, copyright © 2011 by Elizabeth Letts. Originally published in hardcover by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, 2011"--Title page verso.
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index.
      Ages 8-12. Delacorte Press.
      Grades 4-6. Delacorte Press.
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