Macadoo of the Maury River

Genre: Middle Grade

Macadoo of the Maury River

Performed by:
J.D. Jackson

When Macadoo is just a colt, he challenges his father, a huge Belgian stallion, in order to protect his mother and the rest of the herd. From that moment on, Mac knows that his purpose in life is to help and serve others however he can.Though Macadoo endures much adversity—leaving the only home he’s ever known, being separated from his dam, and surviving an auction that for many horses is their final stop before the slaughterhouse—he finds the courage to “walk on” through even the most difficult circumstances. And he eventually finds a sense of home and good companions, first with Izzy, Poppa, and their mules, then at the Maury River Stables, where he learns to teach children therapeutic riding and vaulting.Told from Macadoo’s point of view and featuring beloved characters from Chancey of the Maury River, this is a story that horse lovers will cherish.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 4 hours
Media Options:
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Gigi Amateau

Gigi Amateau is the author of the previous two books featuring the horses of the Maury River Stables: Chancey of the Maury River, which was a William Allen White Master List selection, and Macadoo of the Maury River; as well as Come August, Come Freedom; A Certain Strain of Peculiar; and Claiming Georgia Tate. She is a recipient of the Theresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts. Gigi Amateau lives in Richmond, Virginia.
J.D. Jackson

J.D. Jackson is currently an Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in Theater from Temple University, and several TV and movie credits to his name including roles on House MD, ER, Law & Order, Third Watch, and a recurring role on Hack. He recently received an Audiophile Earphone Award for his work on Sharon Draper's Just Another Hero.

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