Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack

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Chicago Review Press
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5.6 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
Deb Aronson is a freelance writer who specializes in stories about people and animals who have accomplished remarkable things. She is the author of the middle-grades biography E. B. White and a contributor to Muse, a science magazine for middle-grade readers. She lives in Urbana, Illinois.
"Aronson's telling of Rachel Alexandra's story proves that the best athletes can be role models, and sometimes those athletes need not be human to inspire us." --Brendan O'Meara, author of Six Weeks in Saratoga
"This vivid, swiftly moving story showcases Rachel Alexandra's heart, grace, perseverance, and sheer athletic power that earned her the love and admiration of everyone around her. It also suggests how female athletes can shine when given the opportunity to compete on a level playing field." --Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse, Chosen Forever, and Saddled
"Whether a horse enthusiast or new to the sport, there's much to learn from Rachel's story." --Booklist Online
"I highly recommend this book if you want a readable, action-packed and moving story."
"Aronson does an amazing job of combining knowledge of the sport, interviews with experts, and perfect descriptions of action to create a story that even readers with little interest in the sport will love." --VOYA
"Aronson's primary and excellent research shines throughout the book. She knows how to both inform and fascinate her readers. This peek into the world of horse racing is a sure bet to please." --The News-Gazette
"...Alexandra the Great is a great basic biography of one of the great fillies of recent racing history, and its easy-to-read style makes it appealing and informative to younger readers." --Horse Nation
"This fascinating book will have you cheering, pumping your fist, and holding your breath as Rachel Alexandra races her way into your heart and stays there. Perfect for young readers who love horses, and even those who don't." -- Maggie Dana, author of Timber Ridge Riders

"Bottom line: Deb Aronson's Alexandra the Great is a good read--touching, suspenseful and uplifting--a tale for the ages."

"A straightforward biography of one of thoroughbred racing's greatest mares." --Kirkus Reviews