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  • Winner, CBC Children's Choice Book Award, Illustrator of the Year, 2016
  • Short-listed, Joan Betty Stuchner - Oy Vey! - Funniest Children's Book Award, 2017
  • Short-listed, The Globe and Mail, Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books, 2015
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2015
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015

The Princess and the Pony Canadian Title

By Kate Beaton   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545637084 Hardcover
40 Pages | 9.25" x 11" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545637091 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author-illustrator of #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant!

Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year: a horse! 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 . . .

For anyone who’s ever been saddled with a truly terrible present, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of overcoming first impressions and falling in love with one unforgettable roly-poly pony.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Princess and the Pony:

“A highly recommended, charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Beaton blurs the boundaries of traditional storytelling, marrying fantasy elements to pop culture with a free-associative swagger.” —Kirkus, starred review

"The perfect combination of heartwarming and hilarious." —Booklist starred review

"It’s a smart, brisk story that tosses aside conventional ideas of what princesses (and ponies) are “supposed” to be." —Publishers Weekly starred review

Praise for Hark! A Vagrant!:

Included on more than twenty “Year’s Best” lists, including TIME, E!, and Publishers Weekly

“The debut of a smart, funny, wholly unique voice . . . Hark! A Vagrant is the wittiest book of the year.” —TIME Magazine

* “Beaton’s comics are like doodles passed by your best friend in history class: familiar, friendly, funny . . . an endless playground of ideas.” —Quill & Quire, starred review

* “That rarest combination of literate irony and devastatingly funny humor.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Witty, occasionally wise, sometimes surreal, at other times silly, mocking of past, present and pretense, Hark! A Vagrant! is one of the most innovative and delightful collections I’ve come across.” —The Globe & Mail