Here’s What People Are Saying About RAJA, Story of a Racehorse
“An outstanding debut novel for young people.”
—Kirkus starred review
“This is a very very good book. It’s definitely one of my favorite horse books – and I have read a lot of them!….. It’s heartbreaking at times but also wonderful at others. I couldn’t put it down. I would definitely recommend it!”
“A compelling tale of the courage and resilience of a great Thoroughbred, my favorite breed.”
—Michael Matz, Hall of Fame Show Jumper, Olympic medalist and trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro
Note from Anne
The horse books I read when I was a kid inspired my life-long love affair with horses. The Black (The Black Stallion) showed me that a magnificent horse can change you forever. Marguerite Henry and Mary O’Hara transported me to windswept landscapes dotted with horses. Dick Francis told me I could be a steeplechase jockey. Anna Sewell (Black Beauty) was very clear that the world can be a tough place if you are a horse and Velvet Brown’s mother (National Velvet) hit a nerve when she said that “everyone should have a chance at a breathtaking piece of folly once in their life.” I hope Raja’s story touches you the way these horse stories have touched me.