Secret of the Night Ponies

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 20, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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Thirteen-year-old Jessie Wheller is a girl who knows her heart and will do everything that she can to follow it. With her Newfoundland pony, Raven, and Newfoundland dog, Blizzard, Jessie is never at a loss for faithful companions. Jessie's grandmother is always pushing her to be a "lady," but if being a lady means leading a life without adventure, Jessie will have none of it.

When Jessie realizes that a little girl named Clara is being neglected, Jessie knows that she has to help. And when Jessie discovers a herd of wild ponies captured in the woods, she knows that she and her friends must come to the rescue. But going head-to-head against the town's bully to save Clara and the ponies is no small feat, and Jessie will need more than just a little bit of luck.

The rugged shores of Newfoundland in 1965 set the scene for award-winning author Joan Hiatt Harlow's tale of a girl and her boundless affection for ponies.
 

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I love this book. Joan Harlow is the best at writing books. This is a touching story in my heart.

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A pretty good book. Don't judge the book by the title.

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Contents

Cries in the night
1
trapped at devils Head
6
Angels or Fairies?
11
survivors
16
legends of lonesome isle
23
reunion at gull Harbor
33
ill show you
44
no way on Earth
52
My secret Plan
189
Confrontation with the wicked witch
195
Moonstruck
198
A Fight to the Finish
201
we Can do it we Can do it
206
Claras Family
213
Claras gift to Me
224
Midnight on the Fairy Path
228

the Meanest Men in gull Harbor
55
Fun with Friends
62
weekend Visit
70
tragedy strikes
78
Blame
85
where is Clara?
97
the Fairy Horse
104
safe at the Cliffs
115
the waterHorse
119
trouble Ahead
124
Plans for the Ponies
129
saying goodbye
134
A warning
140
searchers
147
Escape to lonesome isle
154
the Hard and the Aisey
163
A girl After Me own Heart
173
real Bad news
179
the Fate of the Horses
183
Finding our way
236
discovered
242
March to lonesome isle
247
Changing tide
250
More Horses to go
254
little Ponies Follow Me Follow Me
259
somethin Mighty strange
266
Melloy McCrumb Has landed
274
storm Brewin
279
dangerous seas
284
A welcome sight
289
gun talk
294
Famous Ponies
297
television documentary
301
Party time
307
Angels
311
Afterword
317
Acknowledgments
321
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Joan Hiatt Harlow is the author of several popular historical novels including Secret of the Night Ponies, Shadows on the Sea, Midnight Rider, Star in the Storm, Joshua’s Song, and Thunder from the Sea. Ms. Harlow lives in Venice, Florida. For more information, visit her at JoanHiattHarlow.com.

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