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Pit Pony
The Picture Book

By (author) Joyce BarkhouseBy (author) Janet BarkhouseIllustrated by Sydney Smith


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Although former teacher JOYCE BARKHOUSE wrote stories for many years, she was sixty-one when her first book was published. She went on to win 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. She died in 2012 at the age of ninety-eight.
JANET BARKHOUSE is Joyces daughter and has retired from several fascinating worlds theatre, academe, education and is now writing herself. No stranger to Sable Island horses, she is the author of Sable Island Imagine! She lives in Clearland, Nova Scotia.
SYDNEY SMITH is an illustrator born and bred in Nova Scotia. He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and has been in Halifax since receiving his BFA in 2006. Since then, he has collaborated with many musicians and authors, including two children's books with Sheree Fitch. He was awarded the Mayor's Award for Mabel Murple in 2011.


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