Secret Pony Society: The Pony Whisperer

Secret Pony Society: The Pony Whisperer

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by Janet Rising
     
 

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Pia has always told her pony everything...but now he's talking back!

When a band of mysterious travelers sets up camp near Laurel Stables, everyone is shocked at how the newcomers treat their horses. No one at the stables trusts these strangers! When Pia goes spying, she can't help being drawn to Jazz, a girl with real pony-whispering powers. Jazz soon becomes

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Pia has always told her pony everything...but now he's talking back!

When a band of mysterious travelers sets up camp near Laurel Stables, everyone is shocked at how the newcomers treat their horses. No one at the stables trusts these strangers! When Pia goes spying, she can't help being drawn to Jazz, a girl with real pony-whispering powers. Jazz soon becomes Pia's secret friend-even Drummer likes her! But Jazz may lose her beloved horse forever unless Pia can help her. Will Pia risk her friendships at Laurel Stables for a pony in need?

"This combination of magic and a quick-moving, contemporary plot is a light and enjoyable read. The horses are particularly amusing as they reveal their complaints and requests to their owners through Pia."
-School Library Journal review for The Pony Whisperer: The Word on the Yard

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Kirkus Reviews

This time out with the Pony Whisperer, the talking horses don't have all that much to say.

Rising continues the adventures of Pia, who, thanks to a statue of the Roman goddess Epona, can converse with horses. Travelers—British for gypsies—have encamped near the stables where Pia keeps her pony, Drummer.Their brutal treatment of young racehorses leads Pia to help one traveler girl, Jazz,and her horse run away. Oddly enough, as soon as she's found Jazz a place to hide, Pia disappears from the action—she goes to visit her dad, and by the time she comes back, Jazz has reconciled with her family and claims all is well. Pia's magical talent is not important to the plot, which flounders. Are the horses really being abused? Is Jazz? The ending offers no resolution: the travelers leave with these questions unanswered.The first-person narrative is breezy andfast-paced, and Piais an appealing character, but the rest of the boarders at the stable are settling into stereotypes—the catty girl, the airhead, the handsome, pony-loving boy. With series fiction one doesn't hope for much, but the first books in this series promised more (The Word on the Yard, 2009, etc.).

Still, easy-enoughfun for horse-crazy girls.(Animal fantasy.9-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402239540
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,022,002
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Janet Rising lives in the UK and is the editor of PONY, Britain's topselling horsy teen magazine. She is also the author of Pony Talk: 50 Ways to Make Friends. Janet's work with horses has included working at a donkey stud, producing show ponies, and teaching both adults and children.

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READ IT!! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS AWSOME!!!!!
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Even if u hate horses you still have to read it!