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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English


  • Race horses -- Fiction,
  • Horses -- Fiction,
  • Prisoners -- Fiction,
  • Prisons -- Fiction

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After an injury, Black Diamond, a racehorse, is sent to a country prison where he forms a strong bond with the inmate assigned to care for him. Includes facts on programs that pair animals with prisoners who learn how to take care of them.

Edition Notes

Statementby Deborah Blumenthal ; illustrated by Miles Hyman.
ContributionsHyman, Miles, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.B6267 Bl 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16698319M
ISBN 109780375840036, 9780375940033
LC Control Number2008004980

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