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The Georges and the Jewels: Book summary and reviews of The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley
The Georges and the Jewels Summary
Jane Smiley makes her debut for young readers in this stirring novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s. Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares "Jewel" and all the geldings "George" and warns Abby not to get attached: the horses are there to be sold.
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"Starred Review. Many will find it difficult to say goodbye to Abby, Jack and especially to Ornery George. Ages 10up." - Publishers Weekly
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Jane Smiley Author Biography
Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California, moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri as an infant, and lived there through grammar school and high school (The John Burroughs School). After getting her BA at Vassar College in 1971, she traveled in Europe for a year, working on an archeological dig and sightseeing, and then returned to Iowa for graduate school at the University of Iowa.
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