Little Prince: The Story of a Shetland Pony (Breyer Horse Collection Series)

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If Dauphin, a pampered Shetland pony, seems to lead the perfect life in the penthouse suite of the city’s posh riding stables, it’s because he does. And if he seems a bit too self-satisfied—after all, he’s won several trophies for his young owner, Isabella, and is widely acknowledged to be the prettiest pony in the city—it’s because he is.

Dauphin leads a rich, comfortable life. But all that changes when his relationship with his owner takes a decided turn for the worse. He’s ...

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Overview

If Dauphin, a pampered Shetland pony, seems to lead the perfect life in the penthouse suite of the city’s posh riding stables, it’s because he does. And if he seems a bit too self-satisfied—after all, he’s won several trophies for his young owner, Isabella, and is widely acknowledged to be the prettiest pony in the city—it’s because he is.

Dauphin leads a rich, comfortable life. But all that changes when his relationship with his owner takes a decided turn for the worse. He’s suddenly sent away to a farm in the middle of nowhere, which is filled with the most unusual animals. And where, against all odds, he discovers the true meaning of home and family.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Annie Wedekind's Wild Blue:

“Horse fans and animal lovers will embrace this book with unbridled enthusiasm. It deserves a place next to Marguerite Henry or even Jack London on young readers’ bookshelves.”—School Library Journal

Praise for Annie Wedekind’s A Horse of Her Own:

“Sensitive, sophisticated and lyrically written, Wedekind’s debut portrays the typical teen struggle for self-awareness in an anything-but-typical fashion. Possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet, from an equestrian point-of-view, this offering’s riding scenes combine accuracy with seat-of-the-pants excitement. A champion.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

From the Publisher
Praise for Annie Wedekind's Wild Blue:

“Horse fans and animal lovers will embrace this book with unbridled enthusiasm. It deserves a place next to Marguerite Henry or even Jack London on young readers’ bookshelves.”—School Library Journal

Praise for Annie Wedekind’s A Horse of Her Own:

“Sensitive, sophisticated and lyrically written, Wedekind’s debut portrays the typical teen struggle for self-awareness in an anything-but-typical fashion. Possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet, from an equestrian point-of-view, this offering’s riding scenes combine accuracy with seat-of-the-pants excitement. A champion.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312599188
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: Breyer Horse Collection Series , #2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 637,005
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Annie Wedekind grew up riding horses in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, she’s been in the saddle in every place she’s lived, from Rhode Island to New Orleans, South Africa to New York. Her first novel, A Horse of Her Own, was praised by Kirkus as “possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet . . . A champion.” She is also the author of The Breyer Horse Collection books, including Wild Blue, Samirah’s Ride, and Mercury’s Flight. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Phin shook his head and snorted. He’d been rescued by the man who was now giving him a light massage with the currycomb. Phin leaned into Jack with a sigh of pleasure. Drinking in the sweet smell of fresh alfalfa, clean bedding, and polished leather, Phin knew he was where he belonged.

“Well, aren’t we in a fine mood, laddie?” Jack smiled at him. “Thinkin that life suits us pretty well? Glad your mistress hasn’t forgotten you?”

An icy spur pierced Phin’s reverie. Jack’s lighthearted words had touched on a feeling—an uncomfortable, nagging feeling that had grown over the past few months—that Isabella Ingram wasn’t spending quite as much time with her pony as she used to. Or showing quite the same level of ecstatic devotion, mingled with tyrannical bossiness, to which Phin had grown accustomed. But surely she was busy with school, and the weather had been uncertain . . . Phin brushed aside his dark thoughts, gave Jack a little nip to make himself feel better, and resumed his contemplation of the pink and purple petunias. It was a beautiful day, and his mistress was taking him to the park. She would bring him a sugar lump. She loved him. And that was all any pony needed.

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

    Dauphin (Phin) lives a life of luxury. He lives in the Chadwick stables located right in the heart of the city. His stall is actually located in the penthouse.

    Phin was rescued from the carnival circuit. Instead of carting around annoying carnival children in poor working conditions, Phin now trots through the city park carrying his young owner. Together they have won prizes for the prettiest pony and the best rider.

    Things are about to change for little Phin. He may be the same spry little pony, but his young owner is growing and maturing and is no longer comfortable on a small horse. She is moving up to a larger horse which leaves Phin without a rider. It doesn't quite sink in at first, but when he is packed up in a shabby trailer and transported out of the city, he begins to realize he may be headed for a different life.

    Phin arrives in the countryside at a place known as the Funny Farm. He is no longer a resident of a fancy penthouse, but rather one of a group of mangy looking misfits who share a small barn, coop, and meadow. Phin finds himself living with goats, rabbits, chickens, a camel, an emu, and a water buffalo, just to name a few.

    Can Phin find friends among this quirky group? Is it possible that this life can become just as rewarding as his city life?

    LITTLE PRINCE is one of the books in the new Breyer Horse Collection series. Animal lovers will surely enjoy this fun tale about a little horse and his wacky new friends. Author Annie Wedekind gives voices to her interesting collection of animals that will give them great appeal to young readers. LITTLE PRINCE is excellent for independent readers and perfect as a read-aloud for any age.

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