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Pit Pony

By Joyce Barkhouse, Introduction by Zoe Lucas

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If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, 11-year-old Willie must work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem. And a surprising event reveals that miracles can happen, even in a coal mine.

Awards

Winner - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2011

Short-listed - Finalist - Hackmatack Childrens Choice Book Award - 2011

Commended - One of the Year's Best for 2011 - Resource Links - 2011

"...a vivid portrait of life in a Cape Breton company town at the turn of the century...This re-issue of a Canadian classic still has great appeal for the intended audience."

- Moira Kirkpatrick Resource Links

Although former teacher JOYCE BARKHOUSE has been writing stories for many years, she was 61 when her first book was published. Since then, she has won many awards for excellence in writing, including the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada for her contributions to children's literature. Well known for her historical fiction, she achieved her greatest success with Pit Pony.
ZOE LUCAS is one of the few permanent residents on Sable Island and is involved in research and environmental monitoring programs, including studying its wild horses and sea birds.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9780887809248
Format: 7.75in x 5in
b&w illustrations

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 15th January 2011
ISBN: 9780887809620
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.7.1.0, JUV000000, JUV002130, JUV013000, JUV016000, JUV039050, JUV039060, JUV039130
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 8 To 10

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