An epic, emotional story of two girls and their bond with beloved horses, the action sweeping between Italy during the Second World War and present day. When Lola's grandmother Loretta takes her to Siena, Italy, for the summer, Lola learns about the town's historic Palio races - a fast and furious event where riders whip around the Piazza del Campo, and are often thrown from their horses while making the treacherous turns. Lola is amazed to learn her grandmother used to take part in these races - and had the nickname 'The Daredevil'! Nonna Loretta tells Lola that she used to race in a rival team to the boy she loved - who was captured by the Nazis in 1941. Lola develops a bond with a beautiful racehorse. She jumps at the chance to enter the Palio - can she win, in honour of her grandmother? And can she uncover the mystery of the boy's capture and fate all those years ago?
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An epic, emotional story of two girls and their bond with beloved horses, the action sweeping between Italy during the Second World War and present day.
When Lola’s grandmother Loretta takes her to Siena, Italy, for the summer, Lola learns of her family’s history of heartbreak and adventure, stretching back to the Second World War. In 1945, Loretta’s nickname was ‘The Daredevil’ due to her fearless competing in the town’s famous Palio horse races – until war broke out and led to sadness and loss for Loretta.
Lola jumps at the chance to enter the modern-day Palio on a beautiful horse called Nico – can she win, in honour of her beloved grandmother? And solve a mystery that will bring happiness and hope to Loretta?About the Author:
Stacy Gregg is the author of successful pony adventure series Pony Club Secrets and Pony Club Rivals and stand-alone novel ‘The Princess and the Foal’, winner of the Children’s Choice Junior Fiction award at the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Formerly the editor of fashion website Runwayreporter.com, Stacy writes exclusively for HarperCollins.
Her own ponies and experiences at her local pony club provided the inspiration for the Pony Club Secrets and her later years at boarding school were a catalyst for Pony Club Rivals.
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Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 2015. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91053918
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