Katy's Pony Surprise Paperback
Part of the Katy's Exmoor Ponies series
The third adventure in Victoria Eveleigh's enchanting KATY'S EXMOOR PONIES series, perfect for fans of pony and animal stories, Pippa Funnell, Stacy Gregg and Lauren St John. Katy never knows what her pony, Trifle, might get up to next!
She is certain exciting times are in store as the two of them head off to Pony Club camp, learn to jump and enter more shows together.
But even Katy isn't prepared for the greatest surprise of all ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 07/06/2012
- Category: Animal stories
- ISBN: 9781444005530
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Review by LyzzyBee
What happens when you want to set your wild pony free again for a run around Exmoor … but she takes one look at being free and runs back home again? This is just one theme in another charming instalment in the Katy story. Katy’s doing well enough with Trifle to go to a residential Pony Club camp (with all the shades of Jill that conjours up: and even though everyone fancies one of the instructors, there is still the cross instructor who will meet her match and plenty of fun detail about the Camp). She’s also negotiating her long-standing crush on a local lad who moves away, their only contact being on Facebook, and dealing with the worry of outgrowing Trifle. But there’s still showing to be done, a mystery about a groom to solve, a baby to come, and the surprise of the title, as well as some great, believeable scenes as Katy and her older brother are trusted to keep an eye on the farm while their parents are away. I have to say, I guessed the surprise quite early on, but it didn’t spoil this great read for me at all.——-I do love the way that these books constantly take a fond and respectful look back to the pony books that have come before. This makes them readable on different levels: someone young reading them for the first time won’t know about this but will appreciate the modern touches and horsy detail; someone like me, steeped in pony book tradition, will love spotting the themes and nods and the way they are cleverly worked in and slightly subverted. I’m looking forward to (many) more from this lovely author – next up is a new trilogy with that rather rare thing, a boy hero (any nods to Our Ken from Mary O’Hara’s books, I wonder!). My only complaint: couldn’t they be twice as long?