The Snow Pony

The Snow Pony Three years of drought have reduced the Riley s farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point Dusty s only consolation is her wild and beautiful horse the Snow Pony Together they see

  • Title: The Snow Pony
  • Author: Alison Lester
  • ISBN: 9780618771257
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three years of drought have reduced the Riley s farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point Dusty s only consolation is her wild and beautiful horse, the Snow Pony Together they seem unstoppable A trip to the mountain s to muster the family s cattle promises a fresh start, but when sudden violence erupts, Dusty and her horse find themselves tested asThree years of drought have reduced the Riley s farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point Dusty s only consolation is her wild and beautiful horse, the Snow Pony Together they seem unstoppable A trip to the mountain s to muster the family s cattle promises a fresh start, but when sudden violence erupts, Dusty and her horse find themselves tested as never before.

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    • Amy Laurens says:

      This is one of those lovely, poignant stories that linger with you for a long time afterwards. I had to read it over a period of days, even though it was physically a short book, just so that I could savour it and let it all sink in. And after I finished, I literally couldn't pick up another book that night; my mind was too full of all I'd read. Beautiful.Set in the highlands of Australia, The Snow Pony tells the story of Dusty and the beautiful mountain brumby that only she can ride. Despite th [...]

    • Nadia Taranta says:

      I didn't like it very much. It was about a girl who got a pony and her dad captured it from the wild. I think she should just have left it there and go and get her own horse at a breeder or something. It was more about the girl then the horse. It was short. I didn't like it. It was easy to read.

    • Erika Quiroz says:

      This is a childhood favorite of mine that I decided to re-read and I'm glad that I did. I enjoyed it just as much this time around as I did as a kid. The book is really well written and it's interesting. It deals with some tough issues tactfully enough for the YA crowd it's intended for, as well as just being a good book. I suppose the idea of a wild pony that only Dusty, the young protagonist, can ride is a little cliche, but isn't that the dream of every little girl? The author has brought tha [...]

    • Faith says:

      The Snow Pony was once a wild horse and is now Dusty's horse. Every thing seems perfect, except for the drought. Many people are leaving the town and everyone with cattle is losing money. Dusty understands this when her father is depending on her to make money for the family through horse jumping contests. These two are unstoppable and might just save the day.Reasons why I like this book-Reason 1- I could imagine what was happening.Reason 2- I couldn't stop reading.Reason 3- I felt as if I was t [...]

    • Deb Smith says:

      This book is more suited for readers 12+ years old. There are a couple of more mature themes running through the story that younger readers may have trouble understanding. Discretion is advised. Alison Lester has lived and experienced life in the high country and this comes through in her description of life looking after cattle in remote areas during the snow season. Young protagonist, Dusty is tough and courageous and her Dad's right hand man. She loves, respects and admires him, but during th [...]

    • Jordan C. says:

      March Book Report, The Snow Pony, Alison LesterWhen Dusty was young, a beautiful white pony showed up in their yard. Dusty is now 13 years old and her family is not doing well financially. They live in Australia and currently, Australia is going through a drought which is destroying the land that feeds their cows. Dusty starts jumping Snow Pony like her mom to earn money. One day, Dusty, her dad, and brother head up into snow covered mountains with their horses, including Snow Pony, to retrieve [...]

    • Kara says:

      I believe that the writer wanted to show how the characters felt, and how they care. The author also did a good job making it realistic, but i think he could have also added a bit more action. While reading there were a few parts that were hard for me to understand. When the snow pony attacked one of the characters-Dusty- I didn’t understand why, until i went through it again.The author did a good job making the reader connect with the characters, and did an even better job explaining how thei [...]

    • Brenda says:

      First of all, I liked this book better than I anticipated. Initially, I chose it because it had a horse on the cover (yeah, I know, kinda juvenile of me.but I still love a good horse story), and I have liked Alison Lester's picture books, and thought I would try a chapter book by her. For anyone who has loved the "Man from Snowy River" films, this book will make you feel right at home. And while it is a good Australian outback story, with horses, it is more than that. It is a story of belonging, [...]

    • Grace Yang says:

      The Snow Pony is one of those books where it's kind of boring in the beginning but then gets more interesting in the middle. It's a great adventure story about a girl, her family, and wild horses. If I made a list of the categories this book is in, it would be a long list.The book is in two parts. The first part is about riding and training her new horse, and the second part is about adventure and surviving. The most intense chapters to me were 17, 20, and 23. I would recommend this book to some [...]

    • Niamh says:

      I found this book, one of the best I have ever read. (I was lucky enough to buy the 15th anniversaries edition!) This book is one to be read at full pelt. Although, it does have some themes, so I would not recommend it to anyone under 12. I loved how there was always some light throughout the story, and many problem, some bigger than others. It just goes to show, family came stay together, if their meant to be. I loved this book!

    • Chelsea Gilmore says:

      I really liked this book because I love animals. I also liked this book so much because it has a lot of ups and downs to it. I think that people who like animal and or adventure books would like this book.

    • Annie says:

      I hardly remember what this book is about except that the girl changes the wall paper to make her room look bigger, there is a grumpy man that it actually nice, and there is a bratty-ish girl character, but I read it a zillion times when I was in about first grade.

    • Ruby Greaves says:

      a very good book for older readersEg. 12-18

    • Ashlyn says:

      This book is NOT for little kids. it has some not good things in it. i would wait till your older to read!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Samantha says:

      a great horsey tale!

    • WSL Library says:

      x2

    • Ngaire says:

      A beautiful sequel to The Quicksand Pony. I felt the content was a little heavier and older in this one but it worked with the main character getting older.

    • Rose says:

      The snow pony by Alison Lester (2001)

    • Jess says:

      slow at the beginning but extremely exciting at the end! Not only for horse lovers it is not even really about horses.

    • Caity says:

      It is a great book i would read it any day

    • Mad says:

      its about a girl that meets a pony in the snow and no one else could ride it.

    • Christine Meunier says:

      A very realistic and great read for early teens. More at equus-blog/the-snow-pony/

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