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The Princess and the Pony

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Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams... From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 23, 2015 – Beaton, whose "Hark, a Vagrant!" webcomic has won her a devoted audience, makes her picture-book debut with a story starring Pinecone, a Viking princess, and the dumpy, walleyed pony sometimes seen in her comics. The pony functions as a (very) blank canvas onto which other characters project their expectations; here, it's what Pinecone's parents give her when she asks for a "real warrior's horse" for her birthday. She's appalled, "but you can't say no to a birthday present, so she took the little pony to her room, where it ate things it shouldn't have, and farted too much." When it's time for the great battle, Princess Pinecone fears the pony will humiliate her. Instead, it melts the heart of Otto the Awful, the meanest warrior of all. "Awww, what a cute little pony!" he murmurs. Beaton champions a bouquet of affirming themes: strong girls, acceptance of difference, and battling with nothing more violent than dodgeballs, spitballs, and other related objects. It's a smart, brisk story that tosses aside conventional ideas of what princesses (and ponies) are "supposed" to be. Ages 4 8.


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Customer Reviews

Show your cuddly side.

Fun read for a Viking dad!

Princess and the pony

I loved this book especially how the horse fated a lot😂😂This is a great book for kids and I hope you like it too😊

princess and the pony

I think this book is OK! I liked the pictures, especially the one with the warriors wearing the cuddly sweaters.
CRS- age 5

The Princess and the Pony
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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades P-1
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Published: Jun 30, 2015
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Seller: Scholastic Inc.
  • Print Length: 40 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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