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The 20th Quarter-annual Horse Contest

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The 20th Quarter-Annual Horse Contest is a comedy about two thirty-something men (Jim Lucas and Ron Treland) in the 80's who come together periodically to deepen their long-term friendship through the playing of a basketball game called "HORSE". They have developed their own peculiar way of playing the game, where the object of the game is superseded by the creativity of their playing styles and shot selections. It is more of a creative ritual than a competitive game. The game is continuously "interrupted" (sometimes in real time, mostly not) by Ron's parents, Jim and Ron's high school basketball coach, Jim's college basketball coach, and Jim and Ron's wives. The "interruptions" constitute the evolution of the relationships between Ron, his parents, and his wife, and between Jim, his old coaches and his wife. Ron is caught in his father's business and under the command of his father's crusty personality, whereas Jim is caught in his past high school glories and college failures. Jim's wife, Lynne, is relatively economically and emotionally stable, and this stability is both a source of strength and resentment for Jim, who is less stable in those areas. Ron's wife, Jeannette, is tired of the whole thing and wants Ron to deal with his blustery and obnoxious father and live his own life, but she is unwilling to separate from Ron as he works on his relationship with his father. Jim's high school coach serves as Jim's much valued connection to his glory days in high school and Jim's college coach serves as his hurtful reminder of his failure to sustain a college basketball career. All of these characters impinge upon the personal development of Jim and Ron in both positive and negative ways. Jim and Ron are fearful of doing what they really want to do in life. The basketball game, played out in its own peculiar way, serves not only as means of deepening the friendship between the two men but as a forum for their emotional growth and development. The 20th Quarter-Annual Horse Contest is a fast-moving, scene-shifting, dialogue-overlapping story of how two young men come to terms with their past connections to glory in sport and their current relationships with their wives and family. Though this play transcends realism through its shifting, integrated scenes, it 'plays' realistically. Shifts in time and place are integrated into a whole that 'seems' quite natural.


A Quarter Horse Christmas

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It is December 24, 1944, and as World War II rages on, the Anderson family in East Texas faces a very bleak Christmas.

With Mr. Anderson serving in the army half a world away, young Danny Anderson must try to fill his father's absence and be the man of the house. This means taking care of his mom and little sister and running the family lumber business and Quarter Horse ranch.

Danny works tirelessly, taking on extra jobs while attending school. Despite his best efforts, he can't keep up with the bills, leaving the family to sell their horses to pay their debts and keep food on the table.

The Andersons' misfortune benefits Rufus Marshall, a local man of considerable wealth. With a self-righteous attitude, he greedily buys the Andersons' remaining asset-their broodmare band.

When a severe blizzard blows into the area on Christmas Eve, it sets in motion a series of events that will change everything, bringing renewed hope to the entire Anderson family-and redemption to Rufus Marshall as well.


Horses In Action!

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In many children's hearts, there is no animal more beautiful than a horse. Horses are wonderful, affectionate companions, exciting to ride and fun to care for and groom. But horses are also very large, powerful animals. Their power, combined with their gentle ways, is the secret of their appeal to the kids who love them.

Horses in Action! offers 30 full-color, pull-out posters of horses captured in images of muscular grace and might. Children will be transfixed by the spirit and energy caught in each poster. Thoroughbreds thunder down the home stretch, reaching for the finish line. Olympic athletes soar over jumps. Massive draft horses strain to pull twice their weight in competition. Hardworking quarter horses deftly maneuver steer. Wild stallions battle furiously over mares. The horse power is awe-inspiring.

Before hanging the posters, kids can learn the story behind every photograph. Text printed on the back of each poster identifies the breed and describes the action. These are horses that children will love having in their rooms!


A Quarter Horse Christmas

RRP $12.99

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It is December 24, 1944, and as World War II rages on, the Anderson family in East Texas faces a very bleak Christmas.

With Mr. Anderson serving in the army half a world away, young Danny Anderson must try to fill his father's absence and be the man of the house. This means taking care of his mom and little sister and running the family lumber business and Quarter Horse ranch.

Danny works tirelessly, taking on extra jobs while attending school. Despite his best efforts, he can't keep up with the bills, leaving the family to sell their horses to pay their debts and keep food on the table.

The Andersons' misfortune benefits Rufus Marshall, a local man of considerable wealth. With a self-righteous attitude, he greedily buys the Andersons' remaining asset-their broodmare band.

When a severe blizzard blows into the area on Christmas Eve, it sets in motion a series of events that will change everything, bringing renewed hope to the entire Anderson family-and redemption to Rufus Marshall as well.


Horsey Up And Down

RRP $12.99

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Join two loveable kids as they gallop up, down, fast and slow with horsey toys big and small in this adorable introduction to opposites. With novelties on every page young readers can move riders up and down on the carousel, pet fluffy toy horses and even open the farm door to see horsey sleeping in her cosy stall. This hands-on, rhyming story will rein children in and have them neighing for more!

About the Author

Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I Love You Through And Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bauer, You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis, and Good Night, I Love You. She lives in Surrey, England,



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