Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Lost Pony of Riverdale

The Lost Pony of Riverdale by Amanda Wills is set in England and features a horse-loving girl named Poppy.

Life changes for Poppy when her parents inform her that they are moving, and the young girl is not happy about this change in her life until she learns the farm is out in the country and comes with Chester - but not the pony Poppy had hoped for; rather, a donkey. Tory, the former owner, lives now in the small town and glad Poppy will be taking care of Chester.

During Poppy's exploration of their new home with her little brother, Charlie, tagging along, she sees a grey pony. Their adventures lead them to a big wild cat sighting, wild Dartmoor ponies and trying to catch the lost pony once owned by Tory. The lost pony helps the girl find herself.

This coming-of-age story is sure to delight young readers.