January 27, 2016

Jockey Girl: Book launch (Toronto)

Shelley Peterson

youngCanLit author of 

Dancer (Porcupine's Quill, 1996)
Abby Malone (Porcupine's Quill, 1999)
Stagestruck (Dancing Cat Books, 2010)
Mystery at Saddle Creek (Dancing Cat Books, 2010)
Sundancer  (Dancing Cat Books, 2011)
Dark Days at Saddle Creek (Dancing Cat Books, 2012)

in conjunction with

St. Michael's Foundation
publisher Dundurn Press

for the launch of her newest book

Jockey Girl
Dundurn Press
320 pp.
Ages 10-16
Febryary 2016

on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Remarks at 6 p.m.


St. Michael's Hospital
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
209 Victoria St.
(NE corner of Victoria and Shuter)
Toronto, ON

RSVP by February 1st to rsvp@dundurn.com

The book blurb from Dundurn Press describes Jockey Girl as follows:
A teen girl’s quest to find her mother leads her to the big city, and gives her the courage to fulfill her dream of becoming a jockey. 
Evangeline “Evie” Gibb lives a seemingly charmed life on a thoroughbred racehorse farm. But in reality, Evie feels alone in the world, cheered only by the affection of a racehorse named No Justice. 
She’s always been told that her mother, Angela Parson, is dead. Then, on her sixteenth birthday, a card arrives from her great aunt Mary with the suggestion that Angela might still be alive — and Evie’s life is turned upside down. In hopes of winning enough money to leave her hateful father and find her mother, Evie enters the Caledon Horse Race. But something she overhears her father say changes everything, and Evie steals the racehorse in the night and runs away. With a stray dog named Magpie at her side and help from Aunt Mary, Evie unearths long-hidden family secrets, finds unexpected love, and takes the racing world by storm.
(Retrieved from https://www.dundurn.com/books/Jockey-Girl on January 26, 2016.) 

Proceeds from book sales will benefit 
St. Michael's Inner City Health Program

Go out and support new youngCanLit and a great cause too!

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