Equitainment Newsletter - Children's Fiction - 7 December 2016
7 Dec 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING FOR TEENAGERS AND MUM'S!A man Jess had never seen before stood holding the flyscreen door open.
'Do you own an Appaloosa pony?' he asked.
'It's stuck in the cattle grid down near the old drovers' yards.'
Jess's blood ran cold.
At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony Diamond has a terrible accident. Why won't Shara, Jess's closest friend, tell her what happened down on the river flats that day? Jess suspects the worst, and feels as though she's lost not just one best friend, but two.
But new friends and new horses come into Jess's life, along with the chance to compete in the Longwood campdraft. And there's one little filly who needs her help... Can Walkabout heal Jess's broken heart in return?
DS01: DIAMOND SPIRIT - PB
DS02: MOONSTONE PROMISE - PB
DS03: OPAL DREAMING - PB
DS04: GOLDEN STRANGER - PB
DS05: BRUMBY MOUNTAIN - PB
Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares 'Jewel' and all the geldings 'George' and warns Abby not to get attached: the horses are there to be sold.
But with all the stress at school (the Big Four have turned against Abby and her friends) and at home (her brother Danny is gone - for good, it seems - and now Daddy won't speak his name), Abby seeks refuge with the Georges and the Jewels.
But there's one gelding on her family's farm that gives her no end of trouble: the horse who bucks her right off every chance he gets, the horse her father makes her ride and train, every day. She calls him the Grumpy George.
JS01: NOBODY'S HORSE - PB
JS02: SECRET HORSE - PB
JS03: MYSTERY HORSE - PB
JS: TRUE BLUE - HB
JS05: STAR HORSE - PB
From war-torn Olympus to stormy New York City, mythology and reality collide in a breathtaking adventure.
When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily’s life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out …
PEG01: PEGASUS AND THE FLAME - PB
PEG02: PEGASUS AND THE FIGHT FOR OLYMPUS - PB
PEG03: PEGASUS AND THE NEW OLYMPIANS - PB
ONE FOR THE BOY'S! A boy. A horse. An unbreakable bond.
For a full minute, the brumby sniffed the air and looked directly at me. He didn't move; I didn't move. The stallion's powerful muscles quivered as he remained perfectly still, staring at the rocks where I was carefully hidden.
As though anticipating danger, the stallion suddenly spun and followed the other horses upriver.
"Moonrunner!" I whispered. "That's what I'll call you. Moonrunner"
It is the 1890's and twelve-year-old Casey has just moved to Australia. He missed his home in Montana and his friends, but most of all he missed the wild mustangs.
MOONRUNNER - PB
Minna is just a blacksmith's daughter, yet she succeeds in raising a sickly abandoned foal, turning him into the pride of the Roman cavalry.
Her stubborn determination and fiery nature burn brightly in the quiet fort of Othona and soon attract the secret admiration of the proud commander Theo.
But even Theo cannot imagine the part Minna and her beloved horse will play when Othona is threatened by blood thirsty pirates. Desperate to save her people, Minna risks all as she sets out on a perilous journey over land and wave to fetch help.
KMPQ01: MINNA'S QUEST - PB
KMPQ02: NO TURNING BACK - PB
KMPQ03: FAR FROM HOME - PB
Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London's grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials.
When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that the impossible can be made possible. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father's criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love.
Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past. A real life thriller that delves into the competitive and elite equestrian world from the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year award-winning author.
GFG01: GO FOR GOLD BOOK 1 - ONE DOLLAR HORSE - PB
GFG02: GO FOR GOLD BOOK 2 - RACE THE WIND - PB
GFG03: GO FOR GOLD BOOK 3 - FIRE STORM - PB
The final book in the Canterwood Crest series is packed with more horses and more drama.
Lauren's BFFs, BFs, former friends, and foes alike are hitching a sleigh ride to her hometown in Union, Connecticut...which also happens to be home to Sasha Silver, one of the best equestrians in Canterwood history.
Once there, Lauren, Sasha, and all their friends and frenemies find themselves one place they thought they'd never be: on the same team! Call it a truce or a Christmas miracle, but everyone gets in the holiday spirit to help heal retired racehorses--a cause they all believe in more than Santa himself.
Get ready to watch the reindeer fly! Lauren & Co. will be unwrapping more drama, joy, secrets, and, of course, competition than ever before. Whose stockings will be filled with candy cane lip gloss, and whose will be filled with coal?
CWC18A: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - PB
1757 ...When Thomas Rose discovers Ling, a young French girl who has run away from the circus, his life is suddenly and irrevocably changed…
19th-century Lincolnshire: Thomas, who is dyslexic, has never met anyone remotely like Ling – wild, care-free, determined – and he falls in love.
Ling's horse, Belladonna, has been stolen and Ling fears she is in the hands of the painter Mr George Stubbs, known for flailing horses to learn about their anatomy. When Thomas and Ling pay Stubbs a visit, they learn the true whereabouts of Belladonna, and Thomas is offered a job with Stubbs, who also teaches him to read and write.
Thomas and Ling devise a plan to steal back Belladonna, knowing, if caught, Ling could pay with her life.
THE HORSE GIRL - PB
"I think she's sweet," Lori said hugging Really good-bye. Maybe it was true that if you show horses you're the boss, they will obey you. Absently, I petted Really on the neck, and she whipped around and chomped my arm.
I screamed and ran for the fence with Really pounding after me, her hot breath searing my back. I dove through the gate to safety, and Really stopped, looked at me with complete and utter disdain, and then walked off.
Yup, she was boss - and we both knew it.
TRUTH ABOUT HORSES, FRIENDS, & MY LIFE AS A COWARD - PB
Untamable. Damaged. Angry.