Pie in the Sky #2020

Pie in the Sky By Jane Smiley Pie in the Sky Abby Lovitt doesn t realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse True Blue to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows The biggest surprise though is that Sophia
  • Title: Pie in the Sky
  • Author: Jane Smiley
  • ISBN: 9780375869686
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pie in the Sky By Jane Smiley
    Pie in the Sky By Jane Smiley Abby Lovitt doesn t realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly makes so many that she stops riding Who will ride her horse Abby s dad seems to think it will be Abby Pie in the Sky is the moAbby Lovitt doesn t realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly makes so many that she stops riding Who will ride her horse Abby s dad seems to think it will be Abby Pie in the Sky is the most expensive horse Abby has ever ridden But he is proud and irritable, and he takes Abby s attention away from the continuing mystery that is True Blue.And then there s high school Abby finds new friends, but also new challenges, and a larger world that sometimes seems strange and intimidating She begins to wonder if there is another way to look at horses, people, and life itself.Accompanied by the beautiful imagery of 1960s Northern California, Abby s charming mix of innocence and wisdom guide us through Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley s latest middle grade horse novel.
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    About “Jane Smiley

    • Jane Smiley

      Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist.Born in Los Angeles, California, Smiley grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St Louis, and graduated from John Burroughs School She obtained a A.B at Vassar College, then earned a M.F.A and Ph.D from the University of Iowa While working towards her doctorate, she also spent a year studying in Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar From 1981 to 1996, she taught at Iowa State University Smiley published her first novel, Barn Blind, in 1980, and won a 1985 O Henry Award for her short story Lily , which was published in The Atlantic Monthly Her best selling A Thousand Acres, a story based on William Shakespeare s King Lear, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 It was adapted into a film of the same title in 1997 In 1995 she wrote her sole television script produced, for an episode of Homicide Life on the Street Her novella The Age of Grief was made into the 2002 film The Secret Lives of Dentists.Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel 2005 , is a non fiction meditation on the history and the nature of the novel, somewhat in the tradition of E M Forster s seminal Aspects of the Novel, that roams from eleventh century Japan s Murasaki Shikibu s The Tale of Genji to twenty first century Americans chick lit.In 2001, Smiley was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    269 thoughts on “Pie in the Sky

    • Champion horse by Jane Smiley Champion horse by Jane Smiley is a novel about a girl named Abby Lovett lives on her farm and helps her dad with his horse training business She has her own horse named True blue and is trying to train him to jump I decided to read this book because I have read and liked Jane Smiley s other books in this series Nobody s horse, Secret horse, Mystery horse but I also got it for my birthday so I obviously had to read it I was a bit disappointed with it as I found it qu [...]

    • I think this might be my favorite book of the series The characters feel real to me Abby, the teenage protagonist who is starting her first year of high school, is sort of quiet and easygoing, and I feel that she s written like an actual 14 year old She has moments of fear and uncertainty, and she wrestles sometimes with concepts she can t quite work through There is a sense of discovery, of her starting to figure the world out and being excited by figuring it out, that this book captures nicely [...]

    • I recently read Pie in the Sky by Jane Smiley I thought it was a very good book In Pie in the Sky Abby has a has a horse named Blue He is not very good at jumping so she takes him to a clinic The man who does the clinic does not like Blue very well A girl in Abby s class quits riding for an unknown reason She askes Abby to ride her horse named Pie in the Sky Abby and Pie in the Sky help his owner get back her confidence to ride God gave Abby a chance to help Pie s owner Anyone who likes horses a [...]

    • Abby, a young equestrian living in California in the 1960s, is thrilled that she has been invited to participate in a famous riding clinic Naturally, she wants to show off her beautiful new horse, True Blue, sure that his performance will impress the temperamental instructor.Things don t go quite as Abby plans, however, when Blue turns out to be performing under par Her riding abilities shaken, Abby gets a second chance when she is asked to ride rival friend Sophia s expensive mount Pie in the S [...]

    • A must read for horse lovers ages 10 16, and a delightful read for everyone else My only disappointment regarding this book is that after I finished reading it, I found out that Jane Smiley s three other kids books are about the same protagonist, Abby Lovitt This could explain why the writing style was imbued with a familiarity towards the characters, assuming many of the characters appear in the previous books Abby has finally made it to high school, and finds herself learning quite a bit about [...]

    • This book is the fourth book In the series and it was very good Abby goes to a horse clinic run by a famous horse trainer with her horse True Blue When Abby gets there a girl named Sophia is there with her very expensive horse Pie in the sky Sophia is a perfect rider but when she makes many mistakes during the clinic she stops riding Someones got to ride her horse so when Abby gets the oppertuntity to ride him Abby doesn t know what to say Will abby say yes and ride the most expensive horse she [...]

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    • This is the fourth book in Jane Smiley s series about Abby Lovitt It follows Abby into high school and her continued training of Blue This is a quiet book, with not a lot of action, though there is plenty of information about training and jumping horses Fans of the first three will enjoy this continuation of the story It is not strong enough to stand on its own Recommended for grades 4 and up.

    • Abby has been training her horse for competition But True Blue isn t responding to her training Instead of going over the jumps, he just goes right through them and no one is impressed at his performance But one of the judges reaches out to Abby to train one of his horses when a classmate stops riding Pie in the Sky is a beautiful horse and expensive He has a mind of his own and will take some training in order to be a show horse Is Abby up to the challenge

    • I m enjoying this series I was glad to see Abby make friends with Sophia and get to understand her better She continues to grow I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley My edition did not have the wonderful illustrations I think they are a great enhancement to the story I would have loved this when I was a child I plan to recommend the series to all my horsey patrons.

    • I would have liked to know that this was a series I thought it was just one book because it didn t leave any indication that it was a series at all on the cover I was able to get through it even though I did not understand everything Probably would have liked it better, if I had read the first three books.

    • Abby a girl that lives on a ranch takes care of horses and dose lessons for her money she is 10 years old and her horse is named true blue she was asked by her friend instructor to take a riding clinic to help her to ride better she had to ride Sopeas horse pie in the sky in the clinic she learns to trust and how to help the horse.

    • I really like this series, and this might be my favorite book I think Jane Smiley has done a great job developing believable, likable characters with depth in a YA novel I also really like that her horse knowledge shines through.

    • I have been in the middle of this book for a while now, and it not that it isn t interesting it is , but I have been caught up in my John Green books that I received for a holiday gift I can t wait to get back into this great novel

    • I love this book and I love Jane Smiley Horse Heaven is one of my all time favorites but this is a wonderful and fun teen read Abby is a smart and thoroughly likeable protagonist I think I shall read the others in this series.

    • gr 5 8 257pgslate 1960s Abby loves horses and can t understand why Sophia wouldn t want to ride her horse Pie in the Sky But Abby doesn t mind too much because she is hired to ride Pie in the Sky to exercise him.More a story about horses than a historical story.

    • Although this is book four, it would have been nice to get a bit of background to catch up those of us who have not read books 1 3 Regardless, you have to really know the competive equestrian world in order stick with this book and enjoy it as it should be enjoyed.

    • This book was a great read however you need to have a pretty firm backround with horses to understand a lot of what it saysIt is a much different read than I am used to so It was harder to read in general but overall was a good story

    • Not a great book It didn t grab my attention so I decided to put it down for now after trying and failing two times to be interested in this book

    • Abby heads to high school and tries out another girl s horse and some new training techniques I especially enjoyed her correspondence with a friend who left for boarding school.

    • This book is really good I just rented it from the library at school I m on page 113 and it s really good so far

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