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The Princess and the Pony
by Kate Beaton


Overview - Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Hark A Vagrant"
Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...
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Overview
Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Hark A Vagrant"
Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...
From the artist behind the comic phenomenon "Hark A Vagrant," "The Princess and the Pony" a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545637084
  • ISBN-10: 0545637082
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Horses
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Beaton, whose “Hark, a Vagrant!” webcomic has won her a devoted audience, makes her picture-book debut with a story starring Pinecone, a Viking princess, and the dumpy, walleyed pony sometimes seen in her comics. The pony functions as a (very) blank canvas onto which other characters project their expectations; here, it’s what Pinecone’s parents give her when she asks for a “real warrior’s horse” for her birthday. She’s appalled, “but you can’t say no to a birthday present, so she took the little pony to her room, where it ate things it shouldn’t have, and farted too much.” When it’s time for the great battle, Princess Pinecone fears the pony will humiliate her. Instead, it melts the heart of Otto the Awful, the meanest warrior of all. “Awww, what a cute little pony!” he murmurs. Beaton champions a bouquet of affirming themes: strong girls, acceptance of difference, and battling with nothing more violent than dodgeballs, spitballs, and other related objects. It’s a smart, brisk story that tosses aside conventional ideas of what princesses (and ponies) are “supposed” to be. Ages 4–8. Agent: Seth Fishman, Gernert Company. (June)

 
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