The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

The Princess and the Pony

Written by Kate Beaton

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Nobody can resist a cute pony, not even the toughest fighters! Little Princess Pinecone wants a warrior’s horse for her birthday – big, fast, strong – so she’s dismayed when her parents give her the opposite –a sweet, round, farting pony! But on the first day of battle, the pony proves remarkably successful in the field, and in a totally unexpected way. The Manga style cartoon illustrations are wonderfully expressive and filled with hilarious details, while the daft story has a logic all of its own. Princesses, let alone their ponies, are not normally like this!

~ Andrea Reece


The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

With deadpan humour and a delicious turn of the page, Kate Beaton's warmhearted tale of an adorably flatulent, unforgettable pony is sure to make both children and adults roar with laughter.

Fall in love with a teeny-tiny, roly-poly, cutie pie of a farting pony in this wickedly funny tale from Kate Beaton, the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant.


“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, creator of the HAT books

About the Author

Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, studied history and anthropology at Mount Allison University and worked in a museum before beginning her web comic Hark! A Vagrant in 2007, which now receives around 1.2 million hits each month. Her collection by that title debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2011, and was named one of Time Magazine's Best Books of the year in 2012. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker and in the Guardian. She now lives in Toronto.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2015




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