The Perfect Distance

6 best books like The Perfect Distance (Kim Ablon Whitney): The Georges and the Jewels, A Home for Melanie, Keeping Secrets, The Horses of Proud Spirit, Princess Ellie to the Rescue, A Good Horse

AuthorJane Smiley
A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.

Jane Smiley makes her debut for young readers in this stirring novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s. Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all...
AuthorJoanna Campbell
Is Melanie leaving the only place that's ever felt like home?

Melanie Graham expected Whitebrook Farm to be the most boring place in America. And she thought her cousin, Christina Reese, would be a snob.

But after an entire summer at Whitebrook, Melanie has changed her mind. Whitebrook...
Keeping Secrets
AuthorMaggie Dana
A valuable show jumper is dead, and it’s all her fault, which is why 14-year-old Kate McGregor has put horses and riding out of her life. Forever!

But her new summer job as a companion to Holly Chapman, a former riding star who’s now confined to a wheelchair, takes Kate back to the barn — the...
AuthorMelanie Sue Bowles
There are approximately seven million horses in the United States. Each year, over 70,000 end up going to slaughter. Hundreds of thousands more are abused, neglected, or abandoned by callous and irresponsible owners. With a heart as big as a pasture, author Melanie Bowles takes some of these horses...
Princess Ellie to the Rescue
AuthorDiana Kimpton
I reviewed this as a potential recommendation to my 2nd grade advanced-reader granddaughter, since it matches her pony/princess reading interests.

This is a very well told story on about the 4th grade level. Don't let Lizzy Finley's cute illustrations fool you into thinking it is for 1st...
A Good Horse
AuthorJane Smiley
When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat...
© BooksList.Best 2022