Bea and the New Deal Horse


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$19.99  $18.59
Katherine Tegen Books
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5.83 X 8.11 X 1.42 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

L.M. Elliott was an award-winning magazine journalist in Washington, D.C., before becoming a New York Times bestselling author of historical and biographical young adult novels. Her works include Under a War-Torn Sky, Suspect Red, and Hamilton and Peggy.


"Elliott (Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves) nimbly layers historical events--including the devastating effects of the stock market crash and FDR's promise of a "New Deal"--and equine details into an engrossing novel for fans of The War That Saved My Life." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Distrustful but determined Bea has a lot riding on her, but she harnesses her stubbornness amidst sorrow in this blue-ribbon pick for fans of Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's The War That Saved My Life." -- Booklist

"Bea's journey is gorgeously told through refined but accessible writing. The conflicts are heartbreaking without a heavy hand. The scenes of horse jumping are equally exhilarating and exhausting, enough to make any horse skeptic a full-on fan. With a dash of social issues through veterans, racism, and the Hoover/FDR presidential race, Elliott's novel is as informative as it is entertaining. A gorgeous, almost bygone-era tale of overcoming adversity, full of wisdom for all." -- School Library Journal

"Elliott knows horses down to her toes. Hurrah for bold riders and the horses who love them." -- Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR LOUISA JUNE AND THE NAZIS IN THE WAVES: "Evocatively threaded with the scents and sounds of Tidewater Virginia coastal communities, this story presents a fascinating, lesser-known aspect of the war told from a young girl's perspective. Successfully tackling the devastation of depression on family relationships, the bitter cost of war, and the uplifting strength of no-nonsense friendship, this story has impressive depth. Superb." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An infrequently explored aspect of WWII history--German submarines torpedoing U.S. cargo ships along America's East Coast--underpins Elliott's (Walls) well-crafted novel. Evocative descriptions of the region's natural life ground this realistic depiction of one family's efforts to withstand depression and personal tragedy during wartime." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

PRAISE FOR STORM DOG: "An entertaining tale of angst, good dogs, and satisfying achievement." -- Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR HAMILTON & PEGGY: "Elliott combines a flair for fiction with masterly research...the 'stubborn, defiant, willful' Peggy will win their hearts as she forges on to take her place alongside her older sisters." -- Publishers Weekly

"Elliott has written an engaging novel...[and] successfully navigates the challenge of maintaining historical accuracy while upholding the personalities popularized by the musical. [Peggy] is showcased as a strong protagonist who is confident in the best possible ways. Her memorable story will keep readers interested from start to finish." -- Booklist

"Set during the American Revolution, the tale offers the adventure of war, the family dynamic of sisterhood, and the drama of young love. While Elliott was inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton, her story is based on independent research, and her afterword is as readable as the novel itself." -- Kirkus Reviews