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  • Too Many Ponies
  • Too Many Ponies

    By Sheena Wilkinson

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    Lucy hears about a riding competition with a cash prize that could save Rosevale, the sanctuary for horses. But it's up to Aidan to complete the team – and he's lost his nerve. Can he pluck up the courage to help save Rosevale?
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    Awards Received

    Shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Awards 2014

    A thrilling middle-grade horse adventure by the beloved Sheena Wilkinson.

    Rosevale is a sanctuary for abandoned and abused horses, but Aidan's family can't afford to run it any longer. If Rosevale closes down, though, what is going to happen to all the horses that are looked after there?

    Then Lucy comes up with a super idea; there's a cross-country competition offering an unbelievable prize of £5,000. Can they possibly muster a team that is good enough to beat the posh stables and win the competition? Not without Aidan's help – but Aidan has lost his nerve and is terrified of riding.

    The future of Rosevale is at stake. Aidan is going to have to help. He can't – but he just has to ...

     

    'One of the best pony stories of the year. 5 horseshoes – excellent!' – Ponymadbooklovers.co.uk

    Sheena Wilkinson is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers of fiction for young people. Star by Star (Little Island, 2017) was selected as a BookTrust Future Classic in 2018 and won the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children's Books Ireland awards 2018. Grounded (Little Island, 2012) won the Book of the Year and Children's Choice awards at the Children's Books Ireland awards 2013. A recipient of special bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the development of her writing, Sheena is now a full time author and writing teacher. Her books have also won awards from the Reading Association of Ireland and have been placed on the IBBY Honour List.

    Sheena lives in County Down in Northern Ireland, where she spends her time writing, singing, and walking in the forest thinking up more stories

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    A thrilling middle-grade horse adventure by the beloved Sheena Wilkinson.

    Rosevale is a sanctuary for abandoned and abused horses, but Aidan's family can't afford to run it any longer. If Rosevale closes down, though, what is going to happen to all the horses that are looked after there?

    Then Lucy comes up with a super idea; there's a cross-country competition offering an unbelievable prize of £5,000. Can they possibly muster a team that is good enough to beat the posh stables and win the competition? Not without Aidan's help – but Aidan has lost his nerve and is terrified of riding.

    The future of Rosevale is at stake. Aidan is going to have to help. He can't – but he just has to ...

     

    Praise

    'One of the best pony stories of the year. 5 horseshoes – excellent!' – Ponymadbooklovers.co.uk

    About the Author

    Sheena Wilkinson

    Sheena Wilkinson is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed writers of fiction for young people. Star by Star (Little Island, 2017) was selected as a BookTrust Future Classic in 2018 and won the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children's Books Ireland awards 2018. Grounded (Little Island, 2012) won the Book of the Year and Children's Choice awards at the Children's Books Ireland awards 2013. A recipient of special bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the development of her writing, Sheena is now a full time author and writing teacher. Her books have also won awards from the Reading Association of Ireland and have been placed on the IBBY Honour List.

    Sheena lives in County Down in Northern Ireland, where she spends her time writing, singing, and walking in the forest thinking up more stories

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