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Four Horses for Tishtry

Author(s): Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn Pages: 218
Publisher: Harper & Row Date of Publication: 1985
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: prior to 63 AD (Code: 7b)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Slave girl learns stunt riding & performs in arena for crowd always calling for more dangerous stunts. --- ÒTishtry's wish to buy her family's freedom from slavery in the Roman Empire inspires her to perform dangerous feats of stunt riding.Ó (CDMARC) --- ÒDetails of everyday life are smoothly integrated into the story, which provides a nice blend of action and character development.Ó (D. Pauli in School Lib Jour, v 31, May 85, p. 1060). --- Tishtry is also a character in YarbroÕs Blood Games.
Unique Qualities: Tishtry re-appears in Blood Games, which is not YA & whose action starts in 63 AD)
Rating: All 3 reviewers in BkRevDig like it.

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