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Black Pearl Ponies: Red Star: Book 1

Jenny Oldfield

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Black Pearl Ponies, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

Keira's home is Black Pearl Ranch, where she helps train problem ponies - and lives the dream ...

Red Star is Keira's own beloved pony - an athletic strawberry roan who is affectionate and loyal and has been part of Keira's life since she was three years old. Keira loves this pony more than anything else in the world - Red Star can do all the cowboy stuff - spins, sliding stops, roping and rounding up cattle. And he seems to read Keira's mind. 'You'd think he was almost human!' big sister Brooke says.
So one night when he goes missing, Keira at first thinks he worked out the latch on his stable door and has snuck out looking for feed. But she searches the grain store and the hay barn and can't find him anywhere. Panic sets in - if Red Star took off into the mountains, there are dangers out there for a lone pony - coyotes, bears, even mountain lions. Anyway, he's too smart to get himself into that kind of fix. 'Maybe somebody stole him!' Brooke suggests. So Keira and her family turn detective to track Red Star down.

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Praise for Black Pearl Ponies: Red Star: Book 1

  • This book is a particularly appealing story with a likeable heroine and a gorgeous pony as the main characters. - First News

  • Well written, well paced... will be avidly read. - School Librarian

  • Real and believable and touching. - Lytham St Annes Express

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Jenny Oldfield

Born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Jenny Oldfield went on to study English at Birmingham University, where she did research on the Bronte Novels and on Children's Literature. She then worked as a teacher, before deciding to concentrate on writing. She writes novels for both children and adults and, when she can escape from her desk, likes to spend time outdoors. She loves the countryside and enjoys walking, gardening, playing tennis, riding and travelling with her two daughters, Kate and Eve.

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