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The Resource Grand theft horse, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin

Grand theft horse, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin

Label
Grand theft horse
Title
Grand theft horse
Statement of responsibility
written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gail Ruffu was a rookie trainer known for her unconventional methods and ability to handle dangerous horses. When she became part owner of an untamed thoroughbred named Urgent Envoy, everything changed. After Urgent Envoy showed real promise, her co-owners forced Gail to speed up training and race him too early, causing the horse to develop a hairline shin fracture. Refusing to drug the horse to keep it running, Gail lost Urgent Envoy to her partners, who pushed the horse even harder. One more race would kill him. When nobody heeded her warnings, Gail had to act. So on Christmas Eve, she rescued her own horse. A modern-day outlaw, Gail evaded private investigators and refused to give the horse up. Blacklisted by the racing world, she learned the law at night to take on a powerful L.A. attorney determined to crush her in court. As she stood up for the humane treatment of racehorses, she also faced down the system that caused their demise. In this gorgeous graphic biography, G. Neri, author of the acclaimed Yummy and Ghetto Cowboy, retells the life of his cousin Gail, a pioneer who challenged the horse racing world for the sake of one extraordinary horse. With illustrations by brilliant newcomer Corban Wilkin, it is a must-read for horse lovers everywhere."--From cover flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neri, Greg,
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.7.N46
LC item number
Gr 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ruffu, Gail,
  • Wilkin, Corban,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruffu, Gail
  • Horse trainers
  • Horse racing
  • Horsemanship
  • Horses
  • Animal welfare
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofafterword
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Label
Grand theft horse, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Afterword written by Gail Ruffu
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781620148556
Lccn
2018046154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • on1029883838
  • (OCoLC)1029883838
  • 2453948
Label
Grand theft horse, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin
Publication
Note
Afterword written by Gail Ruffu
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781620148556
Lccn
2018046154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • on1029883838
  • (OCoLC)1029883838
  • 2453948

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