Back in the Saddle (I Can Read! Level 2: Pony Scouts #3)

by Catherine Hapka (Author) Anne Kennedy (Illustrator)

Back in the Saddle (I Can Read! Level 2: Pony Scouts #3)

Annie can hardly wait until Surprise, Jill's one-month-old foal, is big enough to ride. But when Annie falls off Splash during a riding lesson, the rattled Pony Scout has to decide whether or not to get back in the saddle.

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PreS-Gr 2--Annie, Jill, and Meg, aka the Pony Scouts, are learning to ride horses on Jill's farm. During her lesson, Annie works on her balance but falls off her pony when she becomes distracted. She isn't hurt, but she is frightened. Her friends and Jill's mother try to encourage her to get back on, but it is the prospect of riding the foal, Surprise, someday that helps Annie to relax and try again. Realistic color illustrations assist readers with visual clues. This book will hold children's interest, especially girls who love horse stories.--Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI

Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Catherine Hapka
Catherine Hapka has written more than 150 books for children and young adults--many about horses, including several in the Saddle Club and Pine Hollow series. A lifelong horse lover, she rides several times per week and appreciates horses of all breeds. She lives on a small farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Ruth Sanderson has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony and Winter Pony. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.
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Publication date
March 20, 2011
I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV002130 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Horses
JUV032090 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Equestrian
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