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Written by Pam Smy

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Merrylegs Synopsis

An enchanting story of courage and self-belief, from an exciting new talent in children’s books.

Magic happens in the hush of the night. When the stars start to glitter and the moon shines bright…

Poor old Merrylegs is a dumpy, clumpy riding school pony - clomping round and round, day after day. 

But he has a dream. And when the fair comes to town his dream burns even brighter. But will he have the courage to make it come true?

A stylish picture book with an empowering message: when you believe in yourself, you see the world with fresh eyes!

Merrylegs Press Reviews

'An uplifting tale of self-belief, stunningly realised' The Bookseller

Praise for Pam Smy’s previous title, Thornhill: 

Winner of the Best Graphic Novel at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 

Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2018

 “terrific”– Philip Pullman

“deeply memorable”– Guardian 


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ISBN: 9781788450577
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788450577
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Author: Pam Smy
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Animals

About Pam Smy

Pam Smy studied Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, going on to complete the MA Children's Book Illustration in 2004. She combines her role as lecturer in illustration with illustrating fiction. Pam lives in Cambridge.

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