Realistic (fiction), 937 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 1010L
Chili Pepper Powder Surprise is a story about Trisha and her first experience with a thoroughbred horse. She is visiting her cousin Adrian's farm in Tennessee from Chicago, and she's never seen anything as beautiful as the horse. Adrian dares her to get on the horse without his father's knowledge, and she reluctantly decides to give it a try. Suddenly, she and Pepper are racing dangerously out of control, and she has to think quickly to keep from getting seriously injured. Illustrations support the text.
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