STOLEN! A Pony Called PebblesRainbow Street Shelter (Volume 5)
Wendy Orr; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
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ISBN: 9781250068033144 Pages, Ages 7-10
Amy lives and breathes horses, but all her horses are in books or in her head. So when she goes on a picnic with her friend Hannah's family, Hannah thinks Amy is imagining things when she says she heard a horse neigh nearby. But then Hannah hears a neigh, too! What's a horse doing in the park?
With a little help from Mona at the Rainbow Street Shelter, Amy makes sure the horse is safe and sound. She almost hopes the owner never turns up, so that she could keep visiting the pony. . . .
The stables on the hill were shadowed and quiet in the moonlight. As the two men in dark clothes crept down the long hall, they could smell the warm scent of clean horses and fresh hay.
"Go right to the end," whispered the...
Praise for STOLEN! A Pony Called Pebbles
“The story will thus appeal to fans of pet fiction as well as those who love happy endings to sad stories.” —BCCB on Lost! A Dog Called Bear
“The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books.” —Kirkus Reviews on Lost! A Dog Called Bear
“Orr has a way with words and dialogue that brings this story to life. . . . A promising start for the Rainbow Street Shelter series.” —Booklist on Lost! A Dog Called Bear
“A wonderful stupendously blunderful read aloud: full of delicious word play that will delight listeners, with art reminiscent of Edward Ardizzone.” —Ellen Fader, Youth Services Coordinator, Multnomah County Library and ALSC Immediate Past President on Mokie & Bik
“This set of splishy-splashy episodes will itself draw waggles from easy-reader graduates and read-aloud audiences in general.” —Kirkus Reviews on Mokie & Bik
“Orr's colorful use of language brings energy to the story. The many crosshatch drawings are often graceful and always appealing. A lively, unusual choice for young readers.” —School Library Journal on Mokie & Bik