The Horses of Follyfoot by Monica Dickens

The Horses of Follyfoot

Written by Monica Dickens

9+ readers   Pony Mad   
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A classic story which has been loved and prized by horse lovers everywhere as Monica Dickens brilliantly captures the intensity of looking after horses and keeping them safe. Dora loves everything about horses and she is brilliant with them. That’s why the rest home for horses in America where she has been helping, give her a horse to take back to England. Dora’s joy at owning the new horse is shattered when the Follyfoot horses go down with a mysterious illness. Where has it come from? Could it be all Dora’s fault?

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The Horses of Follyfoot by Monica Dickens

Dora is invited out to America to help set up a home of rest for horses. When she leaves she's presented with a horse as a gift to take back to Follyfoot and she can't believe her luck. But once they're home things start to go badly wrong.


Praise for other books by Monica Dickens:

Follyfoot: 'A pony lovers dream - this heart-warming story stands the test of time brilliantly.' - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Dora at Follyfoot: 'Another gem from the Follyfoot series. They're well-written with good plots and will delight any horse lover.' - Bookbag

'Another in the series of invitingly readable good-hearted stories.' - The School Librarian

About the Author

Monica Dickens

Monica Dickens, the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, was one of the best selling women's novelists of her generation. She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, but was expelled after throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge. During the war she worked as a nurse and in a Spitfire factory, and began writing novels. Monica Dickens felt the challenge to write for children and began in the 1970s. Her Follyfoot books were made into one of the most successful TV series for children of the 1970s and remain a favourite of horse-lovers everywhere. Monica Dickens was born in 1915 and died in 1985.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th July 2012




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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