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The Thunderbolt Pony (HB)

The Thunderbolt Pony (HB)

Author: Stacy Gregg
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

Twelve-year-old Evie has been having a rough time since her dad became sick with cancer and she is convinced she can control fate if she follows certain compulsive rituals. When a devastating earthquake destroys her home in Parnassus, her mother is injured and flown to hospital.

But Evie cannot bear to leave her beloved pony Gus behind and sets off alone on horseback, with her cat Moxy and dog Jock, for the rescue ship in Kaikoura, 45km away. She faces danger and heartbreak on her journey, but determination and hope help this gutsy heroine overcome her emotional anxieties.

Gregg's previous girl-and-pony adventures have been set in foreign lands, so her Kiwi fans will be delighted her new novel is set during a traumatic event in our recent history. For age 9 plus.


- Ruth

Description

A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals - and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.


When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she and the rest of the town are forced to evacuate. Evie's injured mum is one of the first to be rescued by helicopter and Evie will be next. But when Evie realises that she will be forced to leave her beloved pony, Gus, her dog, Jock, and her cat Moxy behind, she is determined to find another way.


Before the rescue helicopter returns, Evie flees with Gus, Jock and Moxy in a race against time across difficult terrain to reach the port of Kaikoura, where she has heard that people will be evacuated by ship in three days' time. Surely there will be space for her, Gus, Jock and Moxy there?


But the journey is harder than Evie could ever have imagined, and with aftershocks constantly shaking, Evie will have to draw on all her bravery, strength, and resilience to bring her and her animals to safety . . . and hope that they reach the boat in time.

Reviews

Praise for 'The Princess and the Foal': 'The perfect gift for girls with big dreams' The Bookseller, 'Great new book - 10/10' Newmarket Journal, 'Younger readers will delight in this heartwarming tale' Horse.

Author description

Stacy Gregg is the author of successful pony adventure series Pony Club Secrets and Pony Club Rivals and stand-alone novels 'The Princess and the Foal' and 'the Island of Lost Horses' both winners of the Children's Choice Junior Fiction award at the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Formerly the editor of fashion website Runwayreporter.com, Stacy writes exclusively for HarperCollins.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780008257019
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins
  • : August 2017
  • : 191mm X 141mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : Stacy Gregg
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : FIC
  • : 9+