Dora at Follyfoot by Monica Dickens


Dora at Follyfoot by Monica Dickens

The Colonel, owner of Follyfoot, the Home of Rest for Horses, has been ill and has to go away to convalesce. Dora and Steve are left in charge, with the strict instruction, 'Don't buy any horses'. But when Dora sees the rangy, cream-coloured lame horse, Amigo, she is determined to save him from spending his last days pulling a heavy log-cart - even if it means borrowing money from sly Ron Stryker. But to pay Ron back, someone from Follyfoot must win the Moonlight Pony Steeplechase...


Invitingly readable good-hearted stories. The School Librarian Another gem from the Follyfoot series. They're well-written with good plots and will delight any horse lover. The Bookbag A thoroughly enjoyable book which will hopefully be loved by a whole new generation of devoted readers. -- Stephen Clark Redwings Horse Sanctuary website Little girls will love it, and no doubt their mothers will enjoy a moment of nostalgia as they reread this old favourite. This is an intriguing and at times exciting tale. Armadillo Magazine 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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192 pages
Interest Age: From 9 from 9 to 11 To 11


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Publication date

2nd June 2011



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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