Mariposa Blues by Ronald Koertge
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It's summer and 13-year-old Graham is back at Mariposa racetrack where, as normal, he is looking forward to spending his days surfing, going to the track and helping his dad race. But this summer is different as Graham finds himself disagreeing with everything his father says about horses.
 

About Ronald Koertge

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Ron Koertge is the author of many award-winning novels, including Stoner & Spaz and its sequel, Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz II; Shakespeare Bats Cleanup; Strays; Deadville; Margaux with an X; The Brimstone Journals; The Arizona Kid; and Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year. A two-time winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Children's Literature, Ron Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.
 
Published April 1, 1991 by Joy St Books. 171 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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At not quite 14, Graham reaches a crisis with his overbearing father.

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Adolescence is making Graham edgy and ill-tempered with nearly everyone--especially with his father, a successful racehorse trainer. Sometimes it seems to Graham that his father will never let him mak

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Adolescence is making Graham edgy and ill-tempered with nearly everyone--especially with his father, a successful racehorse trainer.

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(Mar.) Green by nature , blue from gloom--this downcast amphibian searches (while his slothful sister snoozes) for Felix's Hat (Four Winds).

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