Saddle Club(R)

Dude Ranch

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
The founders of The Saddle Club -- Stevie Lake,  Carole Hanson, and Lisa Atwood -- gear up for the  adventure of their lives when their friend Kate Devine  invites them to her family's dude ranch. They will  have a whole week of cowboy-style riding, plus the  fun of making Kate a club  member.



But when they arrive, the girls soon realize  there's more to the West than Hollywood shootout and  colorful costumes. To show a cowhand that they're  not just "dumb dudes," they pitch in with  chores and help on a cattle roundup, where Stevie  has a run-in with a dangerous rattlesnake. Another  sour note for Stevie: Her birthday is coming up,  and no one seems to care. Little does she know that  her Saddle Club buddies have a top-secret surprise  in the works for her!