A Stallion Called Midnight by Victoria Eveleigh
  

A Stallion Called Midnight

Written by Victoria Eveleigh

9+ readers   Pony Mad   
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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.

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A 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?

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'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

Victoria Eveleigh was born in London, but her heart has always been in the countryside, and her stories are full of the things she loves: horses and ponies, countryside, farming and people.

The stories were initially self-published, but in 2012 Orion Children’s Books published these stories as Katy's Wild Foal, Katy's Champion Pony, Katy's Pony Surprise, and A Stallion Called Midnight. The books include author's notes, charming chapter illustrations by Chris and beautiful cover illustrations by Angelo Rinaldi.

Victoria's new trilogy - Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe, Joe and the Lightning Pony and Joe and the Race to Rescue - has involved some fascinating research about farriery, aikido, Pony Club mounted games and heavy horses. The stories still have horses and ponies at their heart, but this time a boy called Joe is the main character. Victoria feels that boys don’t feature enough in pony stories nowadays and she hopes that both boys and girls (and adults) will enjoy reading them.

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Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Victoria Eveleigh
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Author's Website

www.victoriaeveleigh.co.uk/

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Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

21st June 2012

ISBN

9781444005523

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