Taming the Star Runner (Paperback) - Hinton, S. E.

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Sent to live with his uncle after a violent confrontation with his stepfather, sixteen-year-old Travis, an aspiring writer, finds life in a small Oklahoma town confining until he meets an eighteen-year-old horse trainer named Casey *Author: Hinton, S. E. *Publication Date: 1989/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780440204794
SKU 30066727
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440204798
Release Date 9/1/1989
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
S. E. Hinton
Susan Eloise Hinton's first novel was accepted for publication on the same day she graduated from high school. THE OUTSIDERS (1967) is often considered a landmark in young adult literature for its realistic, rather than formulaic, depiction of teenagers. It was the decision of the marketing department of the publishing company to list the author as S. E. Hinton instead of using her full name--they thought the public might have trouble believing that a young woman wrote such a strong novel featuring male protagonists and violence. Using the money she earned from THE OUTSIDERS, Hinton attended the University of Tulsa and earned a degree in education. After writing three more novels, Hinton become involved in translating her books into screenplays. She then returned to writing books in 1988 with TAMING THE STAR RUNNER.
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Annotation After a violent fight with his stepfather, 16-year-old Travis Harris is sent to live with his Uncle Ken--the brother of Travis's father, who died in Vietnam before Travis was born. Travis has a reputation for trouble, but he also considers himself a serious writer and even sends a manuscript to a publishing company. Settling into his new surroundings, Travis begins working at his uncle's horse stable, where he sets out to tame a wild horse in hopes of impressing Casey, a beautiful horse trainer. Will Travis's troublesome past come back to haunt him?
First Line His boot felt empty without the knife in it.
Editors Note Travis is the epitome of cool, even when hes in trouble. But when hes sent to stay with his uncle on a ranch in the country, he finds that his schoolmates dont like his tough city ways.He does find friendship of a sort with Casey, who runs a riding school at the ranch. Shes the bravest person Travis has ever met, and crazy enough to try to tame the Star Runner, her beautiful, dangerous horse whos always on edge, about to explode. It's clear to Travis that he and the Star Runner are two of a kind, creatures not meant to be tamed.
Editors Note 3 A misguided youth is sent to stay with his uncle in a town where his cool city ways don't earn him the respect they did at home. He turns his back on the kids his age, but his unusual friendship with a young horse trainer teaches him about life, love and loss. "Devoted fans will leap on Hinton's new novel".-- School Library Journal.
Product Attributes
Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0181
Publisher Laurel Leaf Library

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