The Red Pony

Written by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony Synopsis

'A little masterpiece' New York Times Jody Tiflin is a ten-year-old boy, living on his father's ranch. One day his father brings home a small pony. He's Jody's, if the boy will learn to feed, clean, stable and care for him. But Jody learns, through the colt, and through his other adventures on the ranch, that with responsibility can come sacrifice and pain. Joy may swiftly turn to tragedy. And he also discover that the simplicities of childhood must eventually turn into the complications of adulthood. The Red Pony is Steinbeck's brilliant, and sometimes brutal, celebration of adolescence, with a stunning new cover by renowned artist Bijou Karman.

The Red Pony Press Reviews

A novelist who is also a true poet * Sunday Times * There is no more impressive writer on either side of the Atlantic * Time and Tide * Pure gold * New York Times Book Review * Steinbeck is to be judged by the highest standards * New York Herald Tribune * A little masterpiece * New York Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241980378
Publication date: 6th July 2017
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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