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The night ride / J. Anderson Coats.


The Black Stallion meets Tamora Pierce in this adventure-filled middle grade novel about a young stable girl who discovers a secret that endangers her beloved horse and threatens her future. Sonnia loves horses more than anything. She works at her family’s struggling pony ride business but dreams of the beautiful steeds in the royal stables, especially Ricochet, who she’s been slowly saving money to buy—even though she knows people from her impoverished neighborhood are rarely so lucky. Then Ricochet is moved to the racetrack across town, and Sonnia lands a job there. Now, she can see Ricochet every day and earn enough money to buy him in no time—all while helping her family with her new wages! She even joins the junior racing cadre to train to become a jockey. But then she uncovers their secret pastime: competing in the Night Ride, a dangerous and highly illegal race in the darkest hours before dawn. Every race puts the horses at risk. Sonnia wants to protect the horses she’s grown to care for, but she’s only a kid from the poor side of town—considered expendable, just like the horses. If she just keeps her head down, soon she can buy Ricochet and get him out of there—and keep supporting her family. But would she be able to live with herself?

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534480773
  • ISBN: 1534480773
  • ISBN: 9781534480780
  • ISBN: 1534480781
  • Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Book.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
820L Lexile.
820L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 8 515411.
Awards Note:
Mark Twain Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: Horses > Juvenile fiction.
Stablehands > Juvenile fiction.
Horse racing > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 39 of 55 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 55 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library JUV COA (Text) 32311111199302 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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