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The Resource Grand theft horse : A graphic novel, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin

Grand theft horse : A graphic novel, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin

Label
Grand theft horse : A graphic novel
Title
Grand theft horse
Title remainder
A graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gail Ruffu was a rookie trainer known for her unconventional methods and ability to handle dangerous horses. When she became part owner of an untamed thoroughbred named Urgent Envoy, everything changed. After Urgent Envoy showed real promise, her co-owners forced Gail to speed up training and race him too early, causing the horse to develop a hairline shin fracture. Refusing to drug the horse to keep it running, Gail lost Urgent Envoy to her partners, who pushed the horse even harder. One more race would kill him. When nobody heeded her warnings, Gail had to act. So on Christmas Eve, she rescued her own horse. A modern-day outlaw, Gail evaded private investigators and refused to give the horse up. Blacklisted by the racing world, she learned the law at night to take on a powerful L.A. attorney determined to crush her in court. As she stood up for the humane treatment of racehorses, she also faced down the system that caused their demise. In this gorgeous graphic biography, G. Neri, author of the acclaimed Yummy and Ghetto Cowboy, retells the life of his cousin Gail, a pioneer who challenged the horse racing world for the sake of one extraordinary horse. With illustrations by brilliant newcomer Corban Wilkin, it is a must-read for horse lovers everywhere
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neri, Greg
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilkin, Corban
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruffu, Gail
  • Horse trainers
  • Horse racing
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
Label
Grand theft horse : A graphic novel, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky293898807
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781620148556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/18
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, photographs
Label
Grand theft horse : A graphic novel, written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky293898807
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781620148556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/18
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, photographs

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