Gee Whiz

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  • Title: Gee Whiz
  • Author: Jane Smiley
  • ISBN: 9780375869693
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size He is tall, but also graceful, yet his strides big but precise At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he s suspicious, but as if he s curious.When Abby is confronted with an onslaught of reminders of just how little of the world she has seen, she finds herself connecting with GeeGee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size He is tall, but also graceful, yet his strides big but precise At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he s suspicious, but as if he s curious.When Abby is confronted with an onslaught of reminders of just how little of the world she has seen, she finds herself connecting with Gee Whiz s calm and curious nature, and his desire to know Her brother receives a draft notice to Vietnam, her friends return for the holidays with stories from their boarding school in Southern California, and the wise, lovable Brother Abner opens her eyes with tales of his many years spent traveling At the same time, her beloved Jack and True Blue are both faced with opportunites to broaden their horizons away from the ranch Will she let them go, with hopes that she might one day do the same

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    About “Jane Smiley”

    1. Jane Smiley

      Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist.Born in Los Angeles, California, Smiley grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St Louis, and graduated from John Burroughs School She obtained a A.B at Vassar College, then earned a M.F.A and Ph.D from the University of Iowa While working towards her doctorate, she also spent a year studying in Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar From 1981 to 1996, she taught at Iowa State University Smiley published her first novel, Barn Blind, in 1980, and won a 1985 O Henry Award for her short story Lily , which was published in The Atlantic Monthly Her best selling A Thousand Acres, a story based on William Shakespeare s King Lear, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 It was adapted into a film of the same title in 1997 In 1995 she wrote her sole television script produced, for an episode of Homicide Life on the Street Her novella The Age of Grief was made into the 2002 film The Secret Lives of Dentists.Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel 2005 , is a non fiction meditation on the history and the nature of the novel, somewhat in the tradition of E M Forster s seminal Aspects of the Novel, that roams from eleventh century Japan s Murasaki Shikibu s The Tale of Genji to twenty first century Americans chick lit.In 2001, Smiley was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    791 thoughts on “Gee Whiz”

    1. I've read all five of these books with pleasure though some of my book friends seem to object to them on the grounds that 1) Jane Smiley is really a grownup writer; 2) they're set in the 1970s which is cheating because she isn't doing research into modern children; and 3) they're not very dramatic. But Jane Smiley actually does a very good job of writing for children here; she doesn't write down at all and her prose is delightfully transparent. The best part for me is the horses themselves; Smil [...]


    2. I feel like this book was 45% about the family's religion, 40% about horses, 10% about the Vietnam War draft and 5% about friendship. I would have called it Brother Abner's friend has horses, but even that gets screwed up without a satisfying ending.Maybe I need to know more about raising horses to sell on order to enjoy this story. I can't imagine raising anything to just give it away. Also the book is called Gee Whiz, and he probably gets the least amount of story time of any of the horses.The [...]



    3. A free copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book is difficult for me to review, mainly because parts of it are good and other parts of it could be good, but there are so many formatting issues, and probably a few editing ones, that it makes the book really difficult to read. For one, the Kindle edition I received had endless paragraphs of text without any spaces between the words - difficult to read and a bit of a headache that I wasn't looking for. I [...]


    4. I can pretty honestly say that this might be the only children's/young adult series I would still read if I weren't a children's librarian! This series, by the always reliable author, Jane Smiley, is the perfect antidote to Canterwood Crest, Thoroughbred, etcl of which contain preposterous horse/barn situations coupled with the usual one-dimentional (either all-bitchy or all-good) teenage girls. Abby, the main character, is about as appealing as they come and completely believable as she navigat [...]


    5. I wish this wasn't the fifth in the Oak Valley Ranch series and the first one I've ever read but it was chosen for me by my 4-year-old granddaughter and she doesn't recognize that OCD part of my personality. I have read a few of Jane Smiley's adult novels and liked them, and this is a good, good series especially for any teenage, horse-loving girls.



    6. Abby sends her thoroughbred off for training and receives a retired race horse by way of her brother. I love how the horses are characters as much as the people are.



    7. Good Coastal California horse story; fifth in the series. It was involving nice people, who seemed reasonable. I read #1 and the style, plot and character development were very smooth



    8. I was real impress with jane smiley's writing. I liked all of the series that she wrote. Jane wrote each series that at any age could understand about horses even if never had horses. Jane not only wrote about horse it was about a normal girl that went to school and bring raised on a farm. not that jane told about her family values when it came to religion. I would recommend it to anyone at any age.


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