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PublisherOrion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 9+ readers
Publication date21st June 2012
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A Stallion Called Midnight
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The Lovereading comment:
A perfect story for pony-lovers in which Jenny secretly befriends a wild stallion on the island of Lundy. It is heart-rending but ultimately uplifting and it will bring you close to tears at times. It takes its inspiration from a legendary wild Lundy stallion called Midnight who lived on Lundy. Midnight and 12 year old Jenny forge an incredible bond but that is broken when Midnight is forced to leave the island and Jenny is sent off to boarding school. How they discover each other again is a rollercoaster read. The writing is absolutely excellent and the reader will be gripped to the pages, particularly any child (or parent in fact) who loves ponies and/or Lundy. Victoria Eveleigh is one of the best contemporary writers of pony stories around. Click here to view Victoria's Exmoor Pony trilogy.To download some gorgeous free posters of some Exmoor and Lundy ponies, click here.
* Lundy is truly special. Its attraction is as a retreat from modern life. It is a place for birdwatchers, divers, climbers, plant enthusiasts, archaeologists and geologists or those who simply want to enjoy its beauty and unique environment. Recognised as one of the most important sites for nature conservation in the UK – home to rare species of bird, insect, mammal, marine and plant life; Lundy is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and England’s only statutory Marine Nature Reserve. It is situated in the middle of the Bristol Channel to the west of Ilfracombe in North Devon and to the south of Pembroke in Wales.
SynopsisA Stallion Called Midnight by Victoria Eveleigh
Midnight is a wild stallion who won't let anyone tame him. Anyone, that is, except Jenny - but that's their secret. Jenny dreads the day she'll have to leave him on their island home and go away to school, especially as rumours are spreading that Midnight is dangerous. How can Jenny keep Midnight safe and free if she's not there to protect him?
'What comes over straight away is that [Victoria] writes about what she knows' - Exmoor Pony Society
'Victoria Eveleigh is one of the best contemporary writers of pony stories around' - Lovereading4kids
About The Author
Victoria Eveleigh was born in London, but her heart has always been in the countryside and she spent as many of her school holidays as possible at West Ilkerton Farm – her grandmother’s farm on Exmoor.
After completing a masters degree in farm business management, Victoria lived at West Ilkerton and worked part-time for the Exmoor National Park Authority, creating information leaflets and guided walks. Soon she met Chris, who was the farm manager on a nearby farm. They married in 1986 and spent their honeymoon on Lundy, an island off the North Devon coast. Lundy has become a special place for them, and they return whenever they can.
For the past 25 years Chris and Victoria have farmed West Ilkerton. They have a son called George and a daughter called Sarah. When Sarah was a girl she had an Exmoor pony called Tinkerbell. Their eventful partnership inspired Victoria to write her first stories: a trilogy about a girl and an Exmoor pony growing up together on an Exmoor hill farm. The Katy's Exmoor trilogy was illustrated by Chris. The Katy's Exmoor trilogy were published by Orion in 2012 as Katy's Wild Foal, Katy's Champion Pony and Katy's Pony Surprise. The books also include author's notes, plenty of inside illustrations by Chris and beautiful cover illustrations by Angelo Rinaldi. A Stallion Called Midnight was also published in 2012.
The first of a brand new trilogy by Victoria is published in 2013 with Orion. With horses and ponies at its heart, but this time a boy will be the main character. Her stories are full of the things she loves: horses and ponies, the countryside, farming and people.
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