Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky: Book Four of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Pie in the Sky
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 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.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
Pie in the Sky is a fictional story from the 1960's time period; the setting is in North Carolina. The main characters are a girl named Abby Lovett, who is just entering high school, and two horses named True Blue and Pie in the Sky.  When the plot develops, Abby takes True Blue to a learning clinic she’s not quite ready for.  And then something happens that Abby was not expecting, and the story develops from there.
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