The Princess and the Pony

Category: Book
By (author): Beaton, Kate
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2015 (2015) Commended
Quill & Quire Best Books of the Year (2015) Commended
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year (2015) Commended
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Published: July 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.00in x 9.25in x 0.25in
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Princess Pinecone is a competitive warrior whose only wish is to ride a noble steed into battle. Her well-meaning parents get her a flatulent pony instead. Sweetly told and hilariously illustrated, The Princess and the Pony playfully subverts expectation!

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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 horse! 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 . . .

For anyone who's ever been saddled with a truly terrible present, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of overcoming first impressions and falling in love with one unforgettable roly-poly pony.

Review Quote*

Praise for The Princess and the Pony:

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

"Beaton blurs the boundaries of traditional storytelling, marrying fantasy elements to pop culture with a free-associative swagger." -Kirkus, starred review

"The perfect combination of heartwarming and hilarious." -Booklist 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

"Beaton Strays form the predictable underdog (underpony?) route, combining an original narrative with clever gags to make a truly one of a kind princess story." - National Post

Biographical Note

KATE BEATON is the author of Hark! A Vagrant!, her #1 New York Times bestselling collection of comics. Kate is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the New Yorker. Kate grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. You can find her online at .. or on Twitter as @beatonna.