Some Fabulous New Products Just in Time For Christmas - 30 November 2016
30 Nov 2016
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A fantastic new series released in time for Christmas. There are 6 books in the series with more to come. These would make a fabulous present for any horse crazy child in your life.
The first book in a series about a pony-mad girl called Georgia who spends all her spare time at the local stables, mucking out and being with all the ponies. Shot-through with action, adventure and authenticity, this series is perfect for every horse-lover.
When Georgia stumbles upon a mistreated palomino in the Welsh hills, she knows what she has to do.
Save her from her cruel owner and bring the Palomino home.
Absolutely full of action and adventure - and a genuine love of horses - this is a pony book with all the classic ingredients: K M Peyton for a new generation.
OT01: THE PALOMINO PONY COMES HOME
Serendipity loves horses. No-one in Lahn Dan has ever seen one, apparently they died out before the Gases - but there are statues of them around the city, paintings and drawings too if you know where to look.
And there's the little lost wooden horse Mama gave Serendipity when she was little...
When Mama dies, Seren is taken under the wing of Professor Nimbus, a storyteller. Nimbus is kind and knowledgable, but Seren has started to question the Minister's rule and life beyond the high, impenetrable Emm Twenty-Five wall.
Hidden among Mama's few possessions was a map which suggests there is life outside of Lahn Dahn, and a place where horses live and roam freely - out beyond the wall and the Minister's grip.
So, with the help of a trader boy called Tab and his little dog Mouse, Serendipity heads into the unknown, searching for the beautiful creatures she's always dreamed of.
A WHISPER OF HORSES - HB
From magical winged Pegasus to legendary horses which help their owners in impossible quests, this brilliant selection of folk tales about horses will thrill and entertain.
Stories from countries as diverse as Russia and Gambia and traditions as different as the Navajo people and the ancient Greeks make this a really inclusive anthology, perfect for any horse lover.
HORSE OF FIRE: HORSE STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD - HB
This is a beautiful picture book that will entertain any child. Delightfully illustrated by Quentin Blake
Twins Vicky and Bertie buy a horse at an auction, but this is no ordinary horse, this is a Young Performing Horse.
He learns his sums at school with them and even performs alongside them in London when they set off to make their fortune on the stage. Is there no end to the Young Performing Horse's talents?
THE YOUNG PERFORMING HORSE
Here is another delightful picture book for our young readers. It will captivate and entertain from start to finish. Beautifully illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Mr Potter is a proud shopkeeper with a busy shop, until one day a big superstore opens across the street. The new store has a delivery service so Mr Potter employs an old little horse bus to deliver his wares. But when the superstore's delivery cart is stolen there is only one little horse bus to save the day!
THE LITTLE HORSE BUS
The rodeo is about to arrive in town and all the cowboys want to impress the cowgirls with their riding skills.
Cowboy Marty lives on Seven Star Ranch and rides a bicycle to do his chores. He wants to impress the cowgirls too but there is just one problem: he is scared of horses. To stop anybody finding out, he puts an advert in the local newspaper asking for help.
To his surprise, a skilled rider named Marjorie shows up on his ranch and is willing to teach him to ride. However, Marty has skills of his own. Can he teach her some valuable lessons in return?
THE COWBOY WHO WAS SCARED OF HORSES - PB
Something for the "Grown-Ups"
In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing.
Rupert is consumed by one obsession- that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion.
He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.
Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife.
When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her- a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted.
Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie.
And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace . . .
JC: MOUNT - PB
In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. It will lift your spirits, stir your heart and give you courage.
Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they all took on the daily demands of racehorses and a dairy farm as well as school and work. Family meant everything.
Michelle was put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup. At thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup. Her strapper was her brother, Stevie.
When she declared that anyone who said women couldn't compete with men in the racing industry could get stuffed', the nation stood up and cheered.
It was a moment that inspired everyone who dreams of beating the odds.
LIFE AS I KNOW IT - MICHELLE PAYNE
This is an older title but we feel it would be a great stocking filler for Christmas.
From roughty-tufty runabouts to honey-coloured foals, ponies are faithful, mischievous - and always adorable!
'Ponies at Play' showcases the best of steeds: miniature ponies with big personalities, newborn foals balancing on wobbly legs, and faithful childrens mounts carrying their precious cargo with care.
Filled with delightful images of these noble beasts. 'Ponies at Play' is irresistable to anyone who is crazy about ponies. Photography by Alan Williams.
PONIES AT PLAY - HB
Another older title that we considered a worthy Christmas gift. This is a delightful 3D Pop-Up book.
Step into a fairy tale! Join Princess Isabella on a magical adventure in which dreams really do come true.
Exciting 3D pages invite us to explore Isabella's world, as she travels from enchanted palaces to moonlit forests, through magical mountains and stary skies.
THE PRINCESS AND THE UNICORN - HB
Here we have another worthy mention.