Crystal the Snow Pony (Magic Pony Carousel Series #6) [NOOK Book]

Overview

When the Magic Pony Carousel comes to Emily's town, she's excited to ride Crystal, a beautiful caramel-colored pony. As soon as Emily settles into Crystal's saddle, the carousel whisks them away on a magical adventure in the snow-covered mountains. Emily and Crystal are just in time to go to a village's Spring Festival, and they quickly make a new friend! But there's danger looming. Emily and Crystal must protect the villagers from an avalanche, and find a missing boy!

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Crystal the Snow Pony (Magic Pony Carousel Series #6)

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When the Magic Pony Carousel comes to Emily's town, she's excited to ride Crystal, a beautiful caramel-colored pony. As soon as Emily settles into Crystal's saddle, the carousel whisks them away on a magical adventure in the snow-covered mountains. Emily and Crystal are just in time to go to a village's Spring Festival, and they quickly make a new friend! But there's danger looming. Emily and Crystal must protect the villagers from an avalanche, and find a missing boy!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Book 6 of the "Magic Pony Carousel" series, has Emily and Crystal, who is perhaps a Norwegian Fjord Pony, rescue an Alpine village from an avalanche. Emily goes to the fair with her younger brother, Max, and her older sister, Jane. She finds the merry-go-round with beautifully painted, wooden ponies. After admiring a few of the ponies, Emily sees one the "color of caramel ice cream." She recognizes him as a "snow rescue pony," her favorite breed. Mr. Barker, the owner, welcomes Emily to his "magic pony carousel" and has her choose a pink ticket from his hand. She picks the snow pony, Crystal. Once she is mounted and Mr. Barker starts the ride to whirling, Emily discovers she is no longer at the fair and Crystal has come to life. They are in some mountains, with deep snow all around them. It is very cold, but Emily is now wearing winter clothes. Crystal talks to her, saying they have been sent on a mission. Emily rides Crystal to a small village. There she meets Sasha, a girl about her age, and Arin, Sasha's younger brother. After spending the night at Sasha's family farm, the two girls ride their ponies up the mountain. Sasha shows Emily her secret hideout—a cave behind a frozen waterfall. Crystal notices the waterfall is thawing out too soon and warns of an avalanche. They all hurry back to warn the villagers. Sasha leads everyone back to her cave. Emily rides Crystal back to the farm to rescue Arin who went back for the family dog. A sweet story with lots of magic to it. I wasn't overly impressed with the illustrations. More detailed, realistic drawings would have pleased me better. But, hey, I'm picky about horse drawings. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061966613
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Series: Magic Pony Carousel Series , #6
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 479,807
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

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Magic Pony Carousel #6: Crystal the Snow Pony


By Poppy Shire
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Copyright © 2008

Poppy Shire
All right reserved.



ISBN: 9780060837914


Chapter One

Emily was so excited, she could hardly breathe. The fairground was filled with colors and sounds, and she couldn't wait to try some of the fantastic rides. She turned slowly on the spot, wondering which ride to go on first.

"Come on, Emily! Max has spotted an airplane ride." Emily's big sister, Jane, was calling her. Jane had brought Emily and Max to the fair as a treat. They'd been looking forward to it for ages.

"Coming!" Emily called back, running after her sister. The airplanes didn't look very exciting to her, but maybe that was because she was eight and Max was only five. Jane helped Max into one of the blue and yellow planes. As the ride swooped around he made "neeeoow" noises and pretended to talk to the control tower. He was very disappointed when it stopped, so Emily suggested getting some cotton candy.

"I don't want any cotton candy!" Max wailed. "I want to go on the airplanes again!"

"But this is the only ride we've seen! The others will be fun, too," Emily promised.

"Noooo! This one, this one, this one!" Max's face turned bright red as he got ready to have one of his tantrums.

"Okay!" Jane said. "You can have one more ride on the plane. Just one, remember!"

Max beamed, and Emily sighed. Max always got his own waybecause he was the youngest. She had a feeling that just one more ride wouldn't be enough for her little brother.

Luckily Max felt so dizzy after his second spin on the airplane that he didn't protest when Emily and Jane said they wanted to find some different rides.

Emily led the way through the fairground, holding one of Max's sticky hands. What should she go on? The superslide? The bumper cars?

Suddenly she heard a lovely tune playing in the distance. It was almost as if the music was calling her! She pulled Max and Jane along behind her as she followed the tinkling notes.

"Oh look!" Emily gasped.

The music was coming from an old-fashioned carousel, painted in sparkling red and gold. The colors flashed as it twirled merrily around. Emily thought she'd never seen anything so beautiful.

All three of them stopped. "It's so pretty!" said Emily. "Jane, please may I have a ride on that?"

Jane laughed. "Of course you can."

The carousel slowed down and the music faded away. Emily ran over to look at the ponies. She admired a lovely dapple-gray circus pony with twinkling eyes and a dashing Arabian with a flowing mane. Then she spotted a gorgeous pony the color of caramel ice cream that she recognized from her pony magazines. It was a snow rescue pony! Snow rescue ponies were used in mountain countries for traveling in deep snow. They were Emily's favorite kind of pony! They looked different from other ponies, with their small bodies. She loved the way they had a cute black stripe running from the top of their head all the way down their back.

The wooden pony had a kind face. Emily climbed the steps to the carousel and stroked the pony's neck. His leather bridle had little silver bells jingling on it, tied with bunches of yellow ribbon. His coat looked soft and furry—Emily knew it had to be very thick to keep him warm through snowy winters. She ran her hand down the pony's mane. It stood straight up, just like a zebra's. She noticed he had faint zebra stripes on his legs, too.

A booming voice behind Emily startled her. "Hello there! Are you admiring my mountain pony?"

Emily turned around to find a sparkly-eyed gentleman in a green velvet suit standing beside the carousel. "He's beautiful!" Emily said, running down the steps to stand beside him.

The carousel owner raised his green-striped top hat to Emily and bowed low. "I'm Mr. Barker and this is my Magic Pony Carousel. Would you like to have a ride on one of my ponies?" he asked.

Emily nodded. "Yes, please!"

Mr. Barker rubbed his hands together, then blew on them hard. "Brrrr! It's chilly today, don't you think? Winter's on its way." He opened his hands again, revealing a little pile of pink tickets cupped in his palms.

Emily stared in astonishment. Where had all those pink tickets come from?

"Take a ticket, my dear!" said Mr. Barker. "The name of your pony will be written on it."

Emily reached for the corner of a pink ticket that was poking out from the pile. She really wanted to ride the snow rescue pony! She unfolded the ticket with trembling fingers. In swirly black writing it read Crystal.

She looked hopefully up at Mr. Barker, and he nodded at the carousel. "Take a look!" he said.

Emily climbed up onto the carousel again. All the ponies had a little name plate attached to the pole in front of their saddles. She peered up to read the caramel-colored pony's name. Crystal! It was the perfect name for a snow pony!

"Thank you!" she said to Mr. Barker. "He's exactly the pony I wanted to ride!"

Mr. Barker smiled, and Emily scrambled onto Crystal's back. His saddle was made of heavy leather. Underneath it was a beautiful dark red saddlecloth, embroidered with tiny flowers and leaves in twinkling gold thread. Emily felt so safe on Crystal's back.

Mr. Barker stood in the middle of the carousel and twirled a golden handle. The tinkling tune played once more, and Emily laughed out loud as she felt Crystal swoop into the air. She waved to Jane and Max, who were watching her, and they waved back.

The carousel began to spin faster, and the fairground became a blur of laughing faces. Everything started to disappear in a rainbow mist. Emily blinked. She wanted to rub her eyes, but they were going so fast, she didn't dare let go of Crystal's reins. Silvery sparkles whirled around her, and the rainbow colors of the fairground changed to dazzling white. Everything shone and glittered with light, and Emily gasped out loud.

This wasn't the fairground anymore. She and Crystal were in the middle of a snowstorm!



Continues...


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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    great!

    My * yr old daughter is collecting this series!! she loves horses!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    To#5

    You are a poop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    This book is great!

    Go to the warriors page to post stuff like wr stories.thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Booooooooo

    Its a 1 star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    BEGONE WARRIORS SO SAYS DREADWING

    Pony territory is here. Begone or be plooped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    ALL WARRIORS FANS

    GO AWAY THIS ISNT WHERE YOU POST THAT CRAP GO TO WARRIORS RESULTS OR SOMETHING BUT NOT HERE NOW PACK UP AND BEAT IT!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Poop

    I dont really like the book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Sunsoul and Starkit and Rockpaw

    "Wow. This was really bad timing," says Starkit, the deep saphire blue she-cat. "You think? I blame the wolf," said Sunsoul, the white she-cat with yellow stripes. "Me too," said Starkit, "We got to get out of here! Take Rockpaw! Quick!" They picked up Rockpaw and ran. A short wall of flame poped up from some grass. "Woah!" Said Starkit as she and Sunsoul jump over it. "We lost Rockpaw!" Cried Sunsoul. "There he is!" Starkit yelled over the roar of the flames. They looked behind them. The flames were starting to surround Rockpaw. "Hurry!" Cried Sunsoul. Starkit ran and jumped over the flames. The fire almost burned her foot. "That was close," she said. She ran to Rockpaw and draged him by his scruff. She jumped over the fire, but Rockpaw weighed her down. She flug him over as she was going over. Sunsoul caught him. They both carried him and ran. Rockpaw was slowing them down. Their lungs were filling with smoke. They kept coughing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Bramblethorn

    So.... stone paws a warrior?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Jewelfrost

    Is dead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Horseclan member

    Person who wrote lealypadstar- GROW UP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Skyleaf

    I wrote a song in result one or two it switched so I dont know. And Creeksplash, I am so so so so sososososo sorry about your cat. I will pray for you and that your cat will not die. I lost a cat when I was two, before my brother was even born, and we never got another one. So I am really sorry. Skyleaf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Owlfeather

    Im not dead an imposter rp my death and i have an apprentice moonpaw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Lilystar to Horseclan A light grey tabby shecat floats over the

    Lilystar to Horseclan
    A light grey tabby shecat floats over the camp, her spirit traveling to Starclan's junting grounds where her fate and that of her unborn kit will be decided. But she hesitates, watching Braveheart conduct a clan meeting. Her heart swells with pride as he names new warriors and apprentices. How fast they seemed to grow! The leader of Horseclan wishes she could go down to be with them. Lilystar takes a step towards her cats but immediately the pull of Starclan overtakes her. With a gasp, she stops. "Alright, I get it." The light grey tabby shecat thinks. "I can't return to them like this, not until I either join Starclan or return to my body. Right now I am really not dead or alive. But oh how I hope I don't die! Not with my kit finally coming and with... Goldenstipe. Oh my love... I must return!" The shecat thinks determainly. "But whatever happens, I will always love him and my clanmates." With one last look at her camp and her firey gold mate, Lilystar turns toward where she can hear a starry cat calling her. "Sunnystar?" She wonders. Quickening her pace, the shecat is soon running towards the voice, her blue fire opal wolf necklace slowly disappearing into the vast expanse of Silverpelt. ~ Spirit Lilystar P.S. Hey guys! So I read your posts in the old camp and I see your point. It was just a sugestion so we don't have to do it. Roleplay at will! But please remember that one week eqauls two moons. So kits are roleplayed for three weeks and apprentices for two. And Braveheart, I'm so glad to have you as my deputy! I also like the new names you gave people. I was going to name the new warriors Maplebreeze, Rivershade, Brairflight, Runninghare, Stonetalon, and Creekpebble but yours are just as good! Please don't use storm at the end of anyone's name while I'm gone though. I have a special purpose for it! Thanks! Also, you don't have to update the Treestump. I really like doing that and I will do it once I take my drivers ed test. I am planning on taking it May 17. Until then you are incharge. I may be able to roleplay a little on the computer but it will be rare. I have also run into a problem roleplaying on here. I can't seem to post twice on the computer in the same book. I try to click on the Write A Review button but it just shows me my old review and doesn't let me post a new one. Someone, please give me step by step instructions on how to fix this. And leave it up for a few days! Thanks! If this problem isn't solved I won't be able to roleplay really at all. Then I'll be on full time when I get my nook back. Also, Heathershine I'm so happy for you! I'm a grandmother! Wierd since I haven't even had my own kit yet! I love their names! I wish I had been there with you when you gave birth. Who's your mate? And Goldenstipe, remember I love and miss you (and I'm not dead). Finally, if anyone wants to inform me about something I missed in the past two weeks or just wants to say hi, just post here and leave it up for a day! I'll be on very, very, late tomarrow to check for them! Miss you guys!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Heathershine

    "Stormkit and Blizzardkit are 2 and a half moons so it will be awhile before they can be apprentices." The queen said. (Stormkit needs a person to rp him, hes a charcoal black tom with white paws and I think its emerald green eyes, not sure about eyecolor. Can someone please advitise for that? Thanks!! Im locked out of the erin hunter books and cant do it myself. And my kits can be apprenticed by next Monday or probally Sunday.)~Heathershine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Featherpaw

    Cloudheart are you going to train me? - Featherpaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Falconclaw

    Falconclaw cheered for the new warriors and apprentices, though he was dissappionted that he didnt get an apprentice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Lightpaw

    (Srry i was gone) kk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Poppypaw

    You forgot me in the list again, when those apprentices arent even rped and im your apprentice lol! -Poppypaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Creeksplash

    "Eek!"

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