The Thunderbolt Pony (PB)

Author(s): Stacy Gregg

NZ Middle Fiction | NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2018

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.

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

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Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780008257002
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : May 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 2018
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 256
  • : Stacy Gregg
  • : Paperback