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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Each chapter was thrilling and left you wanting more. But life at Riverdale is not as straight-forward as it seems, especially when Poppy spies a flash of white in the woods next to the cottage. Her stepmother Caroline is acting strangely and her adrenalin-junkie brother Charlie is on the hunt for big cats. But will Charlie's obsession drive the two children into dangerous territory?
And when Poppy is faced with a terrible dilemma - to save her brother or the pony she has always longed for - who will she choose?
The Lost Pony of Riverdale is an equestrian adventure book about friendship, ponies and horse riding. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published January 6th by Amanda Wills first published November 15th More Details The Riverdale Pony Stories 1. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Lost Pony of Riverdale , please sign up.
Why is the book for year olds when it could be for older people? Amanda Wills Hi Mandy, That's a great question. When I originally wrote Lost Pony it was definitely aimed at the 8 to 12 age group because I wanted to re-create …more Hi Mandy, That's a great question. When I originally wrote Lost Pony it was definitely aimed at the 8 to 12 age group because I wanted to re-create the kind of pony books I loved when I was that age. But as time has gone on I've come to realise that the books are also enjoyed by nostalgic older readers, too.
I didn't want to classify it as teen fiction or YA as I'm not sure it would fit either category, so middle grade seemed the best fit. But maybe it needs a re-think. Thanks for taking the time to ask and I hope you have enjoyed the Riverdale books.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 03, Pennie rated it it was amazing. A romp of a read! I look forward to the sequel. View 2 comments. Poppy and her dad, stepmother and half-brother aged six, move to Devon. Poppy is sure she'll be unhappy until she is promised the old pony that comes with the house, which brightens her outlook, only to discover that Chester is a donkey. I found this so funny and I could see a lot more humour in the tale, like young Charlie's dedication to tracking a big cat loose on the tors.
Poppy initially comes across as ungrateful and spiteful, accusing her stepmother of lying. I thought she should have bee Poppy and her dad, stepmother and half-brother aged six, move to Devon. I thought she should have been delighted to learn to care for the donkey and save up for a pony since there is a field and stable. By involving more of the local community we learn about a tall grey pony which used to live at Riverdale with the donkey, but has not been seen in years.
Could he be running wild, and how would he escape the annual roundups? This is a great read about growing up, taking responsibility and putting an end to the stunting, harmful cycle of grief and blame. Poppy's aching need to rescue the pony could be seen as an expression of her need to save her mother, who died in a road accident.
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Her father has an exciting job as a war correspondent, but this takes him away from the family for weeks, so in the absence of an authority figure and her dad's love, Poppy gets away with rather more than some young ladies would be allowed. The countryside and community are well depicted for us and vocabulary is excellent. Young readers can learn a lot about pony care too in the exciting story. This is an unbiased review.
Mar 22, Deloomey rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I thought this book was slightly cheesy and not exactly based in real life. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. A little boy would NOT go out into pouring rain and extremely bad weather to find a big cat. Some boys like big cats. Some are in love with them, I'm sure. But I'm pretty certain no person in their right mind would walk out into that type of weather. The whole thing about Cloud is kinda I don't know. Hard to believe. I guess the author could have made it a little more understandabl I thought this book was slightly cheesy and not exactly based in real life.
I guess the author could have made it a little more understandable. After all, Cloud IS a domestic horse. Stealing him from the mean old man who had purchased him and throwing him out into the wild I know some horses' instincts immediately take over, but really, the woman went to all that trouble to hide him in the woods and take him when it was time for the round up Or maybe even leave him there at the man's farm.
The woman shouldn't have kept him a secret--it would have been a lot easier for her AND Cloud maybe the police would have gotten involved and taken him to a nice place where he wasn't being injured all the time? We never even figure out what attacked or injured Cloud in the woods. A branch? Maybe the big cat? And I can't see a wild horse who's been living in the woods for, like, ever being a perfect pony to ride, and I bet in the next book he probably is.
Overall, this book definitely could have used some extra attention to details. I found short sentences they drive me crazy and some misspelled words maybe it's just my Kindle? A little more time spent on it, perfecting it, wouldn't have hurt. View all 3 comments. May 28, G. This cute little story brought me back to my childhood when all I wanted to read were stories about horses.
This one had it all: a pony in danger, a child who is unsure of the love of her stepmother, a beautiful English countryside and of course like all middle grade book should have, a wonderful ending.
Highly recommend for MG and horse lovers. Jan 13, Belinda rated it really liked it Shelves: amazon-kindle , gelezen-in , kinderboeken. Poppy had a hard start in life. Her mum died in an accident and she Blames herself. And then her father remarried and had a son, and on top of that the move cross country out of London to the Dartmoor countryside! The last thing of her mother, the house in London is taken from Poppy. But in the ne 4,25 stars - Amazon Kindle ebook - I have dyslexia- But eleven year old Poppy knew from bitter experience how someone life could turned upside down in a heartbeat.
But in the new house, and with her new friends, Poppy has adventures and finds a new balance in life. Jul 03, Elaine tierney rated it it was amazing. Brilliant The story stricksyou in and it's like you are in the middle of it all. I recamend it to all animal lovers. Jan 08, Hannah rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-fiction , horses , contemporary. According to Amazon this book is aimed at year olds so at 22 I'm well outside the target age range but I loved the story and although it was a quick read it didn't feel childish. It reminded me of the pony stories I loved as a child, but the unlike many of them there are plenty of events that aren't connected to ponies at all and I found them just as engaging as the pony parts.
Poppy's little brother Charlie sometimes sounds a little older than six, but the characters are all well drawn and According to Amazon this book is aimed at year olds so at 22 I'm well outside the target age range but I loved the story and although it was a quick read it didn't feel childish. Poppy's little brother Charlie sometimes sounds a little older than six, but the characters are all well drawn and realistic.
The author isn't scared to tackle tough issues such as bereavement and step families but she does so sensitively and I loved the way Poppy's relationship with her stepmother developed. Overall I really enjoyed this book and was eager enough to read the sequel that I read both it and the third book in the series before taking the time to write this review.
The book is entertaining enough for adults to enjoy as well, and I personally was spellbound by it. The narrator does a lovely job bringing the book to life.
I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review. Loved listening to this, it is a lovely pony story that leaves the reader wanting to know more about Riverdale it's occupants and of course cloud the star of the book. Daniel narrates it so well and very convincingly draws the listener into the whole adventure of poppy and cloud!
I can't wait to hear what happens next! Your audiobook is waiting…. By: Amanda Wills. Narrated by: Danielle Cohen. Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins. Categories: Kids , Ages Publisher's Summary A new life in the country.
What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Michelle Wonderful story for every horse loving child This was a wonderful current day story about a family who have had their share of trials. Rebecca Randy Murphy