Ponyella

By Laura Joffe Numeroff; Nate Evans; Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
(Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423102595, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2011 Kids' Next List
“This is an adorable retelling of Cinderella with a lovely white pony in the title role. When Ponyella's farm is sold to new owners, two mean ponies arrive on the farm and make life miserable for Ponyella. But when Princess Penelope arrives in town, Ponyella gets the chance to escape her sad life. If only Ponyella can win the Tippington 25th Annual Grand Royal Pony Championship, she will belong to the princess and have a chance at 'happily ever after.' With lovely illustrations, this is sure to be a favorite!”
-- Summer Anderson, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Description

Which pony does the diamond horseshoe fit? In this clever retelling of Cinderella, Ponyella longs to show Princess Penelope her fabulous leaps and jumps at the Tippington 25th Annual Grand Royal Pony Championship. But Plumpkin and Bun Bun, the mean ponies she shares a farm with, say that Ponyella's farm chores make her too dirty to be a champion. With a little help from Ponyella's fairy godmare, her coat becomes marshmallow white once again, and her mane silky and beautiful. It's love at first sight for Princess Penelope and Ponyella - but what will happen when the magic runs out at noon? From the best-selling author-illustrator team of the What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best books comes a playful rendition of Cinderella with an original twist!




About the Author
Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give... series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she loves to ride horses, read biographies, and play with her pets. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children's literacy.

Nate Evans has illustrated over 35 kids' books and written a few more. The latest of these, co-authored with Laura Numeroff, are Ponyella and The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, a New York Times bestseller. Nate lives in Georgia with his wonderful wife, three goofy dogs, and a cat that plays soccer. Visit www.nateevans.com

Lynn Munsinger was born in Massachusetts. She has illustrated more than ninety books for children -- bringing Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin, a porcupine named Fluffy, the Teeny Tiny Ghost, and Ogden Nash's "Custard the Dragon" to charming life. Her watercolor illustrations have been praised for their "classic quality" ("Publishers Weekly") and "mix of wry humor and affection" ("Booklist").
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