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The Princess and the Pony

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ISBN: 9780545637084 Pages: 40 Ages: 4-8 Dimensions: 9.25" x 11"
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About this book

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.


Praise for The Princess and the Pony:

An ALA Notable Children's Book
CBC Children's Choice Book Award Winner (Illustrator of the Year)
Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Book Award Finalist

"I don't know how you make such a pretty book that has heart and wisdom and also a farting pony, but Kate Beaton does, and we are lucky that she does." -- Jon Klassen, Caldecott-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back

"It is the perfect, perfect book about girls, gender roles, and adorable ponies." -- Cory Doctorow,

*"[H]ip, modern, and absolutely refreshing... [T]his warrior princess breaks the mold -- and Beaton is in a class of her own." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"It's a smart, brisk story that tosses aside conventional ideas of what princesses (and ponies) are 'supposed' to be." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"A highly recommended, charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness." -- School Library Journal, starred review

*"The perfect combination of heartwarming and hilarious." -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for Hark! A Vagrant:

Included on more than twenty Year's Best lists, including Time, E!, Publishers Weekly, and

* "That rarest combination of literate irony and devastatingly funny humor." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Not only fun, but also a good lead-in for teens who may want to explore authors and events they first discover in the riffs here." -- School Library Journal

Other Awards for Kate Beaton:

2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent

2011 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work

2012 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work

2012 Harvey Award Special Award for Humor in Comics

2012 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist


Award Winner, CBC Children's Choice Book Award, Illustrator of the Year 2016
Short Listed, The Globe and Mail, Best Books of the Year 2015
Short Listed, The Joan Betty Stuchner—Oy Vey!—Funniest Children's Book Award 2017
Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year 2015


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