Keeker and the Sneaky Pony (Sneaky Pony Series #1)

Keeker and the Sneaky Pony (Sneaky Pony Series #1)

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by Hadley Higginson, Maja Andersen
     
 

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Meet Catherine Corey Keegan Dana (everyone calls her Keeker). What she wants most of all is a pony.

Meet Plum. Plum is a Shetland pony (who's known to be a teeny bit sneaky). She rarely, if ever, thinks about little girls. She certainly doesn't want one.

When Plum moves to Keeker's farm, Keeker faces the challenge of winning a pony's trust and friendship. And

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Meet Catherine Corey Keegan Dana (everyone calls her Keeker). What she wants most of all is a pony.

Meet Plum. Plum is a Shetland pony (who's known to be a teeny bit sneaky). She rarely, if ever, thinks about little girls. She certainly doesn't want one.

When Plum moves to Keeker's farm, Keeker faces the challenge of winning a pony's trust and friendship. And when Plum and Keeker find themselves lost in the woods, they learn that working together is the best way to get out of a fix. This fast-paced story of adventure and friendship will have new readers galloping back for more.

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"The ample full-page and spot illustrations plus short sentences tailor this early chapter book to reluctant readers particularly those with a soft spot for horses." -Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
Launching the Sneaky Pony series, newcomer Higginson's breezy if rather slight tale introduces Catherine Corey Keeker Dana, who lives in the country with her parents and a passel of pets. But what Keeker most wants is a pony, "someone to go around with and tell things to." Just when the eight-year-old is sitting around "feeling sad" and fearing she "would never, ever get her own pony," a truck with a horse trailer pulls up and delivers one. At the sight of Plum, Keefer says, "I love her already," while the confused animal wonders, "Whose girl is this?" The pony continues to get the best lines. When a frustrated Keeker calls Plum "sneaky" because the pony refuses to let her catch up to him, the animal says, "What a silly girl.... All she had to do was ask nicely." On their first outing, Plum, tempted by the scent of food, thinks, "I might need to lose this girl so I can really enjoy these woods." Plum takes off, but the two come to an understanding (Plum comments, "I'm glad I got a girl....With a little more training, she'll be just right"). Sepia-toned art and type give this tale a pleasingly old-fashioned yet timeless feel. The ample full-page and spot illustrations plus short sentences tailor this early chapter book to reluctant readers particularly those with a soft spot for horses (two more are planned for the fall). Ages 5-8. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811852173
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Series:
Keeker and the Sneaky Po Series, #1
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
"The ample full-page and spot illustrations plus short sentences tailor this early chapter book to reluctant readers particularly those with a soft spot for horses." -Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Hadley Higginson grew up on a farm in Vermont where she had a sneaky pony of her own. She lives in Georgia where she works as a writer for an advertising firm. Although she currently has no pony, she does have a bossy little dog. This is her first book.

Maja Andersen lives in Missouri where she illustrates greeting cards.

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