[OZTL_NET] REVIEW: The Palomino Pony Comes Home (Yr 4+)

Barbara Braxton barbara.288 at bigpond.com
Fri Mar 20 06:31:07 AEDT 2015


The Palomino Pony Comes Home

Olivia Tuffin

Nosy Crow, 2014

pbk., 208pp., RRP $A9.99

9780857633033

 

Fourteen year-old Georgia is like many girls of her age -horse crazy.  Her
greatest joy is when she is caring for Wilson, the show pony belonging to 17
year-old Sophie who's quite willing to have the glory of the ribbons from riding
well but would prefer not to get her hands dirty with the stable stuff.  So
Georgia willingly steps up spending all her time at the stables wishing she
could have a horse of her own but knowing that since her father left, it is but
a dream.  Unfortunately caring for Wilson means Georgia neglects her studies and
she finds herself having to attend summer school in Wales and not having Wilson
to herself as she's been promised.

 

But on a geography activity she spots a palomino pony looking neglected and
abandoned in a paddock next to a deserted house.  And so begins her relationship
with this beautiful creature which has run for its life from its cruel owner and
which has spawned a new series including The Palomino Pony Wins Through, The
Palomino Pony Rides Out, The Palomino Pony Runs Free  (due April 2015) and The
Palomino Pony on Parade (due September 2015).  

 

Even though she is 14, Georgia is a young 14 and while there is a hint of
romance with Dan, a fellow schoolmate also at summer camp, this is a very
suitable series for those upper primary girls who are always on the lookout for
new books about horses.  There's plenty of action and adventure and the
characters are well-drawn.

 

I know Miss 10 will be very keen to get her hands on this series. 

 

 

Barbara Braxton

Teacher Librarian

M.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children's Services) 

Dromkeen Librarian's Award 2003

COOMA NSW 2630

AUSTRALIA

barbara.288 at bigpond.com

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