The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg
  

The Princess and the Foal

Written by Stacy Gregg

9+ readers   Pony Mad   eBooks   
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A heartbroken little princess finds love, happiness and an amazing destiny when she is given a foal for her sixth birthday in this touching story based on the true life story of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. When Princess Haya’s mother is killed in an accident, the little girl becomes increasing withdrawn and silent. To help his sad little daughter, her father gives her the one thing that gives her joy: a horse of her own. Princess Haya has great dreams for herself and her little foal. One day they will be great show jumping champions. And Princess Haya makes sure the dream will come true.

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Synopsis

The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg

Princess Haya, daughter of the King of Jordan, loves her family more than anything. So when tragedy strikes at its heart, she is devastated. The Princess becomes ever more withdrawn until, on her birthday, the King gives her a life-changing present. An incredible new friendship grows and the heartbroken princess begins to dream of an extraordinary future.

Inspired by the real-life story of Olympic equestrienne Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and set against the exotic backdrop of Arabia, this novel is destined to become a modern classic. A former journalist, Stacy undertook extensive research for this book, travelling to Jordan at the request of Princess Haya. Given unprecedented access to the palaces and royal stables, she conducted lengthy interviews with Her Royal Highness, Her family and friends to bring 'The Princess and the Foal' to life.

Reviews

'The perfect gift for girls with big dreams' The Bookseller

'Younger readers will delight in this heartwarming tale' Horse

About the Author

Stacy Gregg

The author of seventeen books, Stacy Gregg has reinvigorated the pony genre with her two popular series Pony Club Secrets and Pony Club Rivals.

Stacy Gregg understands the desperation of wannabe horsey girls who want a pony of their own. She spent many frustrating horse-less years training her bewildered dog to showjump in the back yard until her parents gave in and she got her first pony – a sway-backed brown mare named Bonnie. She currently rides a rather uppity, difficult chestnut gelding called Jasper and dreams of owning a posh Andalusian stallion.

A former high-profile fashion editor (she was a judge on the New Zealand version of TV’s Next Top Model and editor-at-large of Fashion Quarterly Magazine), Gregg has no regrets about trading her Christian Louboutins for life in gumboots. She lives in Auckland with her partner Michael, their nine-year-old daughter and assorted animals.

Photo credit Carolyn Haslett

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Stacy Gregg
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Author's Website

stacygregg.co.uk/

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

8th May 2014

ISBN

9780007469048

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