The Meadow Vale Ponies: Mulberry and the Summer Show by Che Golden

The Meadow Vale Ponies: Mulberry and the Summer Show

Written by Che Golden
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

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A brand new pony series perfect for all those who long for their own pony. Mulberry is the bad-tempered pony no one wants to ride. So when shy girl Sam enters them both in the Summer Show, everyone thinks she's crazy. But Sam has a secret weapon - she can talk to horses. The only problem is, Mulberry isn't keen on listening and time is running out. Will they learn to work together?

The story is beautifully illustrated throughout by Thomas Docherty, who was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and comes with fun horse facts in the back as well as free stickers - the perfect package for pony-mad girls everywhere!


The Meadow Vale Ponies: Mulberry and the Summer Show by Che Golden

Sam is pony-mad and dreams of being a brilliant rider. But her nerves often get the better of her, even when she discovers that she can actually talk to horses. Mulberry is a beautiful black pony, but she's so grumpy no one wants to ride her. Except for Sam ...Can Sam conquer her fear of falling off and ride Mulberry to victory in the Meadow Vale Summer Show? Or will Mulberry's bad behaviour ruin everything for them both?


Wholesome young fiction for the pony-mad, and first in the Meadow Vale Ponies, a new series packed with humour and fun horse facts. The Bookseller Written by Che Golden whose cast list of horses is based on animals she has actually ridden, these are funny and heart-warming stories sure to thrill - Golden's sparkling story is beautifully brought to life by Thomas Docherty's black and white illustrations. Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

About the Author

Che Golden

Che Golden is a graduate of the Masters course in Creative Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University and the Meadow Vale Ponies series are her first books for OUP. Apart from writing, Che's other passion is horses, which she shares with her two young daughters. Che's first horse was Velvet, a huge, black Irish cob who not only taught Che how to ride, but taught her two little girls as well. Now, they own Charlie Brown, a rather neurotic New Forest pony, and Robbie, a very laid back Highland pony.

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192 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th July 2013




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