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In the summer of 1957, the world seems topsy-turvy with the Communist threat, people digging bomb shelters, and Elvis being drafted. For fourteen-year-old, horse-crazy Winna Beckman, life has always been a tiptoe situation.

Her father is ill, and her family must move to an apple farm on California’s central coast. At their new home no one will know her, and Winna hopes thin
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Paperback, 118 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Desert Breeze Publishing, Incorporated (first published May 1st 2014)
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Beverly McClure
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The year is 1957. Some things about life in the 50’s were quite different than in today’s world. For instance, in the 50s, $1.00 bought you a movie ticket, popcorn and candy and you had money left over. But some things never change, no matter the time period. In today’s world, as in the past, some people had problems with drinking alcohol, destroying themselves as well as their families.

Author Wanda Snow Porter’s MG/Tween historical novel RIDING BABYFACE takes the reader back to the 50’s where W
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Fm Kahren
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautifully written story that works on a number of levels. It is a YA (young adult) work. It is a coming of age story as well as the story of a girl and her rather clever horse named Babyface. It is also the story of many of us in the California of the latter 1950's, a place filled with beauty and the promise of a golden future. The prose reminds me of Steinbeck's Travel's with Charlie in the sense that it is clean and honest and understanding of the human condition. If you are OK wit ...more
InD'tale Magazine
This story is a sweet coming of age tale set in 1957 - a simpler time, when growing up wasn’t as fast but learning life’s lessons were just as hard.

Read full review in the 2016 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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In 1957, fourteen-year-old Winna Beckman comes-of-age riding her not-so-nice horse, Babyface, and learns lessons about love and true friendship.
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Wanda Snow Porter grew up on a small farm roaming the hills and riding horses along the California Coast. Her love of animals, experience as a riding teacher and horse trainer, and her passion for history led her to write for young people.
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