Brightheart the Knight's Pony (Magic Pony Carousel Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Magic Pony Carousel has come to the town fair! Amy wants to ride the beautiful dark bay pony named Brightheart. As soon as she settles into the saddle, the magic carousel whisks them off on an adventure. She and Brightheart travel back to the days of knights and princesses. Will she be able to learn to fight like a knight in time to help a young prince?

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Brightheart the Knight's Pony (Magic Pony Carousel Series #2)

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Overview

The Magic Pony Carousel has come to the town fair! Amy wants to ride the beautiful dark bay pony named Brightheart. As soon as she settles into the saddle, the magic carousel whisks them off on an adventure. She and Brightheart travel back to the days of knights and princesses. Will she be able to learn to fight like a knight in time to help a young prince?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
"Time Warp Trio" books appeal to both boys and girls, as do the "Magic Tree House" stories, but the new "Magic Pony Carousel" series is aimed at girls. It will have special appeal for those girls who dream of riding and owing ponies and who have read everything they can about ponies and horses, but have gone beyond books like those in the "My Little Pony" series. In Brightheart, book 2 of the series, Amy has gone to the fair with her grandfather. When she sees Barker's Magic Pony Carousel, she is drawn to it like a magnet. Once astride a horse named Brighheart, her adventure begins. Amy is transported to the Middle Ages, where she helps a young prince who is having great trouble with jousting. The story requires readers to suspend their credulity, but those for whom these books are targeted probably will not mind. There is a very happy ending when all problems resolved, after Amy enjoys quite a time as girl who bests a series of knights at a joust. The book ends with a teaser for book 3 in the series. Full-page, black-and-white illustrations are sprinkled throughout. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061966583
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Series: Magic Pony Carousel Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 345,498
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 625 KB

First Chapter

Magic Pony Carousel #2: Brightheart the Knight's Pony

Chapter One

"Hurry up, hurry up!" Amy tugged at her granddad's sleeve. She could hear lively music floating down the road from the fairground. She had been saving up her allowance for weeks and wanted to go on every single ride!

"All right, love, we're nearly there," her granddad protested, his eyes twinkling.

Amy ran toward the park gates. The music was much louder here, and butterflies of excitement danced in her tummy. What should she go on first? She tried to join the line for a roller coaster that swooped and soared high above the fairground.

But the man taking the money looked at her and shook his head. "Sorry, you're not tall enough. Come back next year!"

Amy felt very disappointed.

Granddad smiled at her and took her hand. "Come on. We can find something else."

They stopped beside a stand where you had to throw plastic hoops over different prizes. Amy was pretty sure she could get a hoop over one of the teddy bears, but she already had loads of them at home. She shook her head. "The teddies are really cute, but there might be something even better!" she explained to Granddad, and he nodded.

"What about that game over there?" Granddad said. "You'd be great at that!"

He pointed to a stand called Beat the Goalie.

Amy ran over to look. You had to kick a soccer ball past a huge balloon goalkeeper and into different holes to score points. Amy loved playing soccer. Yesterday she'd scored the winning goal in a match against her team's hottest rival.

"I'll definitely have a try later," shesaid, "but I want to go on one of the rides first. Something really special." She smiled up at her granddad. "I just haven't found it yet!"

Granddad grinned back, and they headed off to find the perfect first fairground ride.

Suddenly, there it was.

In a corner of the field, tucked behind a pink-and-white-striped cotton candy stand, stood an old-fashioned pony carousel. It was painted a rich red, with touches of gold and silver, and a scarlet flag fluttered from the pointy golden roof. Gorgeous wooden ponies cantered around and around, rising and falling on twisty golden poles in time to the music. As soon as Amy saw it, she knew this was the perfect first ride.

"Granddad, look at those beautiful ponies!" Amy loved riding even more than playing soccer. Her favorite pony at the local riding stable was a friendly little chestnut mare named Buttons. The carousel ponies looked as lovely as Buttons, kicking up their heels as though they were desperate to be off. They had flowing manes and tails, and their harnesses were highlighted with twinkling gold paint.

Amy ran over to look more closely at the different ponies. There were so many! Each pony's name was painted onto a little scroll that hung from the twisty pole rising from its back. There was a white circus pony called Sparkle, who had feathers nodding on his headdress and a mischievous glint in his eye. Next to Sparkle was a chestnut pony named Star, with a lasso hanging from her saddle—she must be a cowgirl's pony!

But there, just behind Star, was the pony Amy wanted to ride most of all. He was a magnificent dark bay pony with a proudly arched neck and flaring nostrils. He looked noble and adventurous, and his big brown eyes seemed to look straight at Amy, inviting her to climb aboard. His name scroll said Brightheart, and it was the perfect name for him. Amy's favorite book was all about knights and princesses, and Brightheart could have galloped straight out of its pages.

"Hello there! I see you are admiring my beautiful ponies!"

Amy jumped. A tall gentleman was smiling down at her. He looked more like a magician than someone who ran a fairground ride! He wore a red velvet suit, and on his head was a magnificent red-and-green-striped top hat. He bowed to her, sweeping the stripy hat from his head. His jacket flapped open to reveal a flash of lining, brilliant green like a parrot's wing.

"Welcome to Barker's Magic Pony Carousel!" he said.

Amy gasped. "Magic Pony Carousel? Are you sure?"

The showman beamed at her. He had thick white hair that stood up in tufts, but his eyes were young and shone with happiness. "Oh yes, I'm sure. After all, I am Mr. Barker and this is my Magic Carousel. Would you like a ticket?"

"Oh yes, please!" Amy bounced up and down on the balls of her feet, feeling as though she were bubbling over with excitement.

Mr. Barker pulled a stern face, shaking a finger at her—but his eyes were still twinkling! "I have one very important rule on my carousel. You have to ride the pony whose name is on your ticket."

Amy nodded breathlessly. This was so exciting! Which pony's name would be on her ticket? She hoped it would be Brightheart!

Mr. Barker reached into the pocket of his red velvet coat. "Hmm, what do we have here? Ah yes!"

With a flourish, he pulled out a huge bunch of flowers!

Amy giggled.

"Goodness me!" Mr. Barker looked surprised. "Wherever did those come from? Would you be so kind as to hold them for a moment, sir?"

He handed the flowers to Amy's granddad, who took them with a smile.

"Thank you so much. Now, where did I put that ticket? Aha!" Mr. Barker leaned forward and plucked a little pink ticket from behind Amy's ear. She stared at it in astonishment.

"So that's where you were hiding it," said Mr. Barker, smiling. He handed her the ticket.

Amy looked down at it, hardly daring to read the name. But there it was in beautiful swirly writing.

Brightheart!

Magic Pony Carousel #2: Brightheart the Knight's Pony. Copyright © by Poppy Shire. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Welcome to the Ponyville Times Headquarters!

    Any and all news will be posted here. When I have enough information I will post the first issue at sta second res. I hope to have this newspaper published every week. Thanks for the help in advance! ~RD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    DreadwIng

    Cats you are invading pony territory. You are not welcome here. Begone or suffer the consequences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Hi

    P.s dewmist is the new med cat. Lillystar i think is fake. Whos the leader and dep. The phrophecy must be forfilled

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Daer number 4 what you think about the book

    You are so mean i thought this is for what you think of the book you should be ashame of you self

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Warriors fans

    Im with that person who said you should go away this isnt gor u,you now BEAT IT I HOPE YOUR CATS DROWN IN A WHIRLPOOL AND ALL OF YOU TOO!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    You stupid cats

    I hate yOU PEOPLE WHO WRITE ABOUT WARRIORS why dont you write that stuff at warriors results i hope some dogs come and kill you and eat your ugly face

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Sunsoul and Starkit and Rockpaw

    (This is my ending to my post in the third resukt. I forgot it.) The she-cats can't breathe, their lungs full of smoke. They colapse and close their eyes, their breathing slows.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    I rp...

    I rp... Heathershine, Berrykit, Silverkit, Spottedkit, Tigerstorm, Poppyfrost, Sorrelpaw, Stormkit, Goldenash, Ashstar and her kits, and I think that may be them all not sure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Bramblethorn

    He panicks unsure what to do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    HI Everyone! ~ Lilystar

    HI Everyone! ~ Lilystar

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Cheetahear

    I have to say one thing- omg it is brightheart as a horse!
    Cheetahear

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Skyleaf

    I rp Skyleaf, Lilybreeze, and I used to rp Cinderpaw but I am locked out of their camp. Skyleaf

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Jewelfrost

    Jewelfrost: Snooooort. I am soooooooooooo taking having bad nasil problems off my list of things to do next time. How do it get on there? Kiyankit: Hehehe. Jewelfrost: Im rping Kiyankit and Stormkit cuz they dont have rpers. Stormkit: Yeah Kiyankit. How did having bad nasil problems get on her list? I wonder... •looks at Kiyankit suspiciouly• Kiyankit: I seriously dont know. I just like to laugh. Hehehe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Honeyleaf

    I rp Honeyleaf featherpaw spottedpaw leappaw robinwing rushwing bramblestrike songkit wheatkit birdkit wingkit and whisperkit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Creeksplash

    Creeksplash, Autumnwhisper, Maplestar, Maplenight, Maple, Flashpaw, Dapplepaw, Echopaw, Rainpaw, Velvetpaw, Glimmerstar, Shimmerstar, Sparklestar, Sharpstreak, and tons more I can't remember.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

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    Elders/ Leaders den

    I didnt think we had an elder!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    Good

    Very good. Almost better han the first one!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 23, 2009

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