Hi all, our next group read is the festively-titled The Christmas Pony by Wendy Douthwaite.
This book is easy to find and low cost in the UK and USA.
Discussion to start in around 10 days time, so you have time to ask Santa for the book!
Apologies for not setting this up any sooner but have had a very busy time the last couple of weeks. In the UK you can still order items from the internet in time for Christmas as long as you pay by 18th (2nd class) or 20th (1st class). But discussion will remain open all through the post Christmas period so you can join in later if needs be.
Well how about your own Christmas pony or in this case foal Claire? If I keep this up you are going to end up with a lot off ponies. tee hee. I wasn't able to put it on here so the little darling is on Facebook maybe you can put it on here as some PUMBL's dont have Facebook.
Well I thought I had read it before but when I got a few pages in I realised it was not the book I thought it was - in that one a pony appears in the garden on Christmas morning. (Bonus points if anyone can identify that one lol). This was a nice heartwarming read, quite a traditional story: saving up for a pony, rescuing a pony from market etc. It had a bit of added depth with the subplot of our heroine Lindy having trouble adjusting to the death of her mother and introduction of a new stepmother. The heroine is quite feisty, I like the way she sneaks into the back of her dad's truck to get to market. Nice ending, there are a couple of little surprises in there. It's aimed at a youngish readership but I didnt find it at all babyish, though it was, as a result, a very quick and easy read. I voted very good.
I enjoyed this. It had depth, and as Claire said, surprises. Also it did n't play for melo-drama, which it could have done, and been the worse for it.
"The importance of being a good horsemaster should be impressed on every mounted soldier. He should be taught to look upon his horse as his best friend, to study it, to take a pride in its appearance and to look after its wants before his own"
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say I will be adding some Christmas quizzes and games in the next few days. There's also a prize comp to enter! Hope everyone has a great Christmas
Dec 18, 2019 13:45:54 GMT 1
Claire: Apologies that the website is not available at the moment - this is due to billing issues - hopefully will be back up asap!
Mar 11, 2020 15:35:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, sorry for not being around for a few days due to yet more internet problems. Hoping they have all been sorted now!
Mar 27, 2020 23:03:37 GMT 1
Claire: Hi folks will be adding a few quizzes over the next few days so check out the Qizzes and Puzzles for Fun section !
Apr 7, 2020 19:37:24 GMT 1
Claire: Message to spammers - shame on you for spamming at a time like this - your message will be removed anyhow so don't bother!
Apr 14, 2020 17:45:32 GMT 1