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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (April 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037584709X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375847097
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jean Slaughter Doty wrote over a dozen novels about horses and ponies, including The Crumb and Can I Get There by Candlelight?. Her stories have been treasured by generations of riders.

Ruth Sanderson has illustrated books for children of all ages, including the first paperback covers for the entire Black Stallion series. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.

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I would definitely recommend this for anyone who loves horses.
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It was wonderful to experience in my life exactly what Ginny experienced.
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I bought this to read to my granddaughter while going on vacation.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Susan E. B. on June 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
Warning to those who are purchasing this book, (or the sequel Winter Pony), thinking that it is the original text....it isn't! It has been adapted for a younger reader, though that fact is not noted anywhere. Below is a comparison of the first couple of paragraphs of both editions, read, and BUYER BEWARE. If you want the originals, you'll have to get used hardcovers or the Scholastic paperbacks.

I find it utterly disgraceful that Random House has issued these books in altered form without ever so stating.

Summer Pony 2008

It was a gloomy gray day in March. A threat of late snow was in the air when the station wagon bumped to a stop by the shabby barn.

Ginny was shivering. She got out of the car and waited for her mother. Somehow, everything here seemed awful and unreal. This was the day her dreams were supposed to come true. She was going to have a pony, a pony of her own, for the whole summer ahead.

Plans had already been made with the owner of the Sweetbriar Pony Farm. She could choose any one of all the ponies in his stable. But something was wrong. They must have made a wrong turn off the main road. Nobody could keep ponies in a place like this.

She could feel the cold mud oozing through her sneakers. Her mother came up beside her. She wore a hopeful look on her face. She was trying to make the best of a bad situation. "Here we are, dear. I wonder where Mr. Dobbs can be?"

Summer Pony 1973

It was a miserable gray day in March, with a threat of late snow in the air, when the station wagon bumped to a stop by the shabby barn.

Ginny was shivering as she got out of the car and waited for her mother. Somehow, everything here seemed unpleasant and unreal.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Real on March 19, 2009
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Bought this for my six year old daughter. She read and thoroughly enjoyed this story and it's companion, "The Winter Pony".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By katphoti on November 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is by far one of the best stories I've ever read about horses and horse care. I have my own copy and read it over and over as a child, and have even read it several times since as an adult. I have since experienced what the heroine, Ginny, experienced in my own life--owning a blue-eyed, spotted mare of my own from a man who didn't take good care of his horses. It was wonderful to experience in my life exactly what Ginny experienced. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a young girl in their life who is horse crazy--she'll learn valuable lessons about horse care, riding with a helmet, and how to show. Very accurate and well-written for being an older book. May we all find our special Mokey!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aberdeen on November 23, 2008
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I loved to check this book out of my school library when I was a child. I was excited to be able to buy it from Amazon, so now I can share it with my daughter. Any young girl who has ever dreamed of owning her own horse will enjoy the story of Ginny and her summmer pony, Mokey. It also subtlely contains lessons about inner beauty and that sometimes dreams do come true.
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By lisa on February 20, 2014
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My daughter really enjoyed this book as well as the Winter Pony. Great price! No more bookstores for me, except to stop for a vanilla latte :)
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By E. Oskanian on January 10, 2014
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Really good, fun to read, its a chapter book. Its about a girl who gets a pony only for the summer and she rides it and loves it.Told by 6 year old girl.
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By Gail McMahon on December 31, 2013
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Theme for Christmas this year was horses. She received a Lego stable set, horse shirt and 2 horse books. She was very happy with this present.
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This book is older, written before cell phones and such. Still, it is one of my favorites from when I was younger. I was excited to see it available for Kindle, now. It is still a very good read. It is 100% appropriate for any age group. And don't worry, it has a happy ending.

The illustrations are fantastic, I love how you can zoom and look at them in detail on the Kindle.

The author does an amazing job with this horse story, and I highly recommend it.
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