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The Thunderbolt Pony

The Thunderbolt Pony

A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals - and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.

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ISBN 9780008257019
Barcode 9780008257019
Published 18 September 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gregg, Stacy

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780008257019
ISBN-10 0008257019
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 18 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gregg, Stacy
Category Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 320g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 742358

Description of this Book

A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals - and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds. When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she and the rest of the town are forced to evacuate. Evie's injured mum is one of the first to be rescued by helicopter and Evie will be next. But when realises that she will be forced to leave her beloved pony, Gus, her dog, Squirrel, and her cat Moxy behind, she is determined to find another way. Before the rescue helicopter returns, Evie flees with Gus, Squirrel and Moxy in a race against time across difficult terrain to reach the port of Kaikoura, where she has heard that people will be evacuated by ship in three days' time. Surely there will be space for her, Gus, Squirrel and Moxy there? But the journey is harder than Evie could ever have imagined, and with aftershocks constantly shaking, Evie will have to draw on all her bravery, strength, and resilience to bring her and her animals to safety ...and hope that they reach the boat in time.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for 'The Princess and the Foal': 'The perfect gift for girls with big dreams' The Bookseller 'Great new book - 10/10' Newmarket Journal 'Younger readers will delight in this heartwarming tale' Horse
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Stacy Gregg is the author of successful pony adventure series Pony Club Secrets and Pony Club Rivals and stand-alone novels `The Princess and the Foal' and `the Island of Lost Horses' both winners of the Children's Choice Junior Fiction award at the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Formerly the editor of fashion website Runwayreporter.com, Stacy writes exclusively for HarperCollins.

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