Saddles, Stars and Stripes: Chance of a Lifetime

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Jacquetta May Logan is visiting her relatives when the Union army commandeers her family's plantation, forcing her parents to flee. Alone in enemy territory, Jacquetta has only her beloved horse, a beautiful bay named Chance, for company. With the help of a brave slave girl, Jacquetta devises a daring plan to rescue her family's Morgan horses and lead them to safety across the Mississippi.

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Deborah Kent has written eighteen young adult novels and more than fifty children's nonfiction titles. She has published three other books with Kingfisher in the Saddles, Stars, & Stripes series: Chance of a Lifetime, Blackwater Creek, Riding the Pony Express. A graduate of Oberlin College and Smith College, Debra now lives in Chicago with her daughter and husband, the children's author R. Conrad Stein.

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“The perspective of a child from a slave-owning family is not often used in Civil War fiction, making this a unique read. Many moral questions are left for the reader to ponder.” ―Children's Literature

“Give these books to readers who are horse crazy...” ―School Library Journal

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