The Lightning Horse
By John Moore. Cover art by Brad Foster.
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Frankenstein meets the Black Stallion
Andy takes a summer job as assistant to a Mad Scientist, and finds himself helping a couple of colorful but impoverished gamblers. Their goal: Bring a super-racehorse called the Roan Ranger back to life in time to win the Durk's Classic. The plan goes awry when the racehorse is accidentally fitted with the wrong brain. Not just any jockey can ride the Roan Ranger. Andy recruits the lovely Corduroy Brown to ride the Roan Ranger in the big race. But the evil leader of a gambling syndicate has other plans. It's up to Andy to rescue Cordy from the mob, the Roan Ranger from the knackers, and his friends from the poorhouse!
"The Lightning Horse, by Texas author John Moore, was chosen as Book of the Week by Genrefluent. Genrefluent is published annually as a resource to help librarian choose Young Adult books to stock. In 2014 it recieved the Margaret Monroe award from the American Library Association."