The Snow Pony

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 194 pages
6 Reviews
Three years of drought have reduced the Rileys' farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to the breaking point. Between their increasingly desperate finances, her father's short temper, and her best friend's move to boarding school in the city, Dusty's whole life seems to be unraveling. Her only consolation is her wild and beautiful horse, the Snow Pony.
Dusty first sees the wild brumby up on the Plains, and from that first glimpse, she can think of little else. Months later, her father catches the horse and tries to break it in, but the Snow Pony will only accept one rider--Dusty. Together they seem unstoppable. But when sudden violence erupts during a trip up to the mountains, Dusty and her horse find themselves tested as never before.
In her second novel, set in rural Australia's rugged terrain, author Alison Lester weaves together a colorful and compassionate story of family, courage, adventure, and a young girl's passion for her horse.
  

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User Review  - Gabrielle - Goodreads

Love it :) great read!! :D Read full review

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User Review  - Christine Meunier - Goodreads

A very realistic and great read for early teens. More at http://equus-blog.com/the-snow-pony/ Read full review

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Contents

The Plains
1
The Willows
8
The Surprise
14
The Battle
25
A OneGirl Horse
33
The Accident
40
New School
47
Tough Times in Banjo
56
Heading for the Hills
94
Mustering
104
The Showdown
115
Jades Run
123
Out of the Night
132
Snowed In
141
The Roan Cow
150
Making Plans
160

The Gelantipy Cows
61
Poor Spot
72
Quicksilver
76
The Morning After
81
The Shooting Party
88
Riding for Help
167
The Call of the Wild
177
Smokey Plain
185
Sleeping In
191
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About the author (2006)

Australian author Alison Lester is perhaps best known for her picture books. However, she captivated her audience with her first novel, The Quicksand Pony. In a starred review School Library Journal called it a gripping adventure story, a tale of survival, an engaging mystery, a touching animal story, and a family saga.

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