Blue Moon by Jenny Oldfield

Blue Moon

Written by Jenny Oldfield
Illustrated by Gary Blythe

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 This thrilling pony story has everything fans of the genre want: a wild, beautiful setting (the Rocky mountains) offering great gallops; a beautiful noble horse; a special bond linking horse to owner, that will be put to the test. When Anna’s mum falls ill, her dad tells her they’ll have to sell some of the horses to pay for treatment. Terrified he’ll sell her own horse, Blue Moon, Anna smuggles him out and hides him in the mountains. It nearly ends in disaster when a frightened Blue Moon runs away. Full of drama, excitement and heartfelt emotion, this is a perfect story for girls who love horses. Beautiful illustrations by Gary Blythe make it even more special.

Also published by Barrington Stoke, and therefore specially adapted to be particularly accessible to dyslexic readers, Bright Star is another gorgeous horse story by Jenny Oldfield. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Blue Moon by Jenny Oldfield

A touching and compelling tale of a young girl's love for her horse. Brilliantly illustrated in soft and sensitive black and white by the fabulously talented Gary Blythe, this is sure to delight all young pony fans.

When Anna's mum Kerry gets sick and faces big hospital bills, her dad Rex says they need to sell off their most valuable horses. Anna knows her own horse Blue Moon is the best on the ranch, and so she and her best friend Lee hide him in an abandoned barn. Rex is horrified that Anna would ever think he would sell the horse but when they go to retrieve Blue Moon, the horse is gone.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Jenny Oldfield

Jenny Oldfield is a million selling English author. Her books include Definitely Daisy, Animal Alert, Home farm twins, the Half Moon Ranch series and many others. Her books are very high in quality and many people have been inspired to start reading because of her exciting stories.

Jenny was born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, she says that even as a child she wrote stories and made tiny books, complete with illustrations. She lives in Yorkshire and has two children, Kate and Eve.

She also writes under several pseudonyms, including Jasmine Oliver, Donna King, Kate Fielding,and Kate Pennington. She was also involved in the Animal Ark series, writing, along with several other authors, under the name Lucy Daniels.

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72 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th February 2016




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