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Pony on the twelfth floor / Polly Faber ; illustrated by Sarah Jennings.

Faber, Polly, (author.). Jennings, Sarah, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J FAB (Text) 33500013256078 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J FAB (Text) 33500013256086 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536209303
  • ISBN: 1536209309
  • Physical Description: 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Kizzy had dreamed of every possible way she might get a pony, but she'd never expected to pick one up from the bakery aisle in the supermarket. Wherever he's come from, the pony is everything Kizzy ever wished for. With a bit of training Kizzy knows they'll be winning rosettes in no time. There's just one problem: How do you keep a pony in a twelfth-floor flat without your mum finding out?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    Kizzy is what you might call horse crazy. She knows her rising trot from her cantor and how to command a horse with confident authority—at least she does in theory. Unfortunately for her equine dreams, Kizzy lives in a stable-less city apartment. Consequently, it feels like fate when, on a trip to the grocery store, Kizzy finds a rotund pony grazing on donuts in the bakery section. With no owner in sight, the girl grabs the pony's lead, claims him for her own, and christens him Donut. Faber gives the classic girl-and-her-horse premise a makeover that's charming and fresh, and ridiculous scenarios involving Kizzy's efforts to smuggle the pony into her apartment and onto school grounds will garner plenty of laughs. Kizzy's practical best friend, Pawel, helps nudge her toward finding Donut's true owners, an act which brings its own satisfying reward. Simple illustrations highlight the story's many funny moments, and Kizzy's week as a pony owner results in new and unexpected friendships. A breezy tale of misadventure, especially suited for animal lovers. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Polly Faber is the author of Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig. She is also a children&;s book blogger and volunteer reading helper. She looks after her very own tiny free library outside her house with the help of her husband and two children. She lives in London.

Sarah Jennings studied illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. Her style is loose, humorous, and textured, and she loves drawing, painting, and creating textures to use in her artwork. She lives and works in London.

Subject: Ponies > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Children's stories.
Humorous fiction.
Juvenile works.
Humorous fiction.

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