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Follyfoot [Paperback]

Monica Dickens
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8 July 2010
Follyfoot Farm is a retirement home for old or unwanted horses, invariably horses rescued from a cruel fate or cruel owners. It's run by the Colonel who is helped by his stepdaughter, Callie, and two stable-hands, Dora and Steve. These three youngsters have plenty to do at the stables, but can always find time to get involved in the mysteries and adventures that abound at Follyfoot.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen (8 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849391300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849391306
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This will be greeted with delight by pony-loving children who are starved of well-written horse stories." (The Bookseller)

"A welcome reissue of the nineteen-seventies classic proves that it hasn't dated at all: good stories, wonderful characters and some animals you'll love. Definitely recommended." (Sue Magee TheBookbag.co.uk)

"A pony lovers dream - this heart-warming story stands the test of time brilliantly." (Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids)

"Its narrative pace and inventiveness never fail to command the reader's interest." (Rebecca Butler armadillomagazine.com)

"A classic of horsiness . . . with an eye-catching photo cover" (The School Librarian)

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A much longed-for new edition of the classic book that inspired a generation of horse lovers!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic re-read 3 Jan 2011
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I bought this on impulse and, having not read the book for over 38yrs, regretted it once I'd ordered it - but I actually thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the book. It brought back so many memories, and Monica Dickens is an excellent writer who didn't dumb down for children.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dora at Follyfoot 26 July 2012
By Clare O'Beara TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Monica Dickens first wrote Cobbler's Dream which is the name of a horse stabled at a sanctuary for horses called Follyfoot. That was really for young adults.
She admits that she caught on to the idea of a series for younger people so that horsey youngsters would keep buying the books. Her main characters Dora and Steve appear in Follyfoot and a few others such as Dora at Follyfoot. They were filmed for ITV. These books are aimed at younger readers but are still uncompromising in pointing out cruelty and neglect, as well as the hard work and cost of keeping horses, even those too old to be ridden. Miss Dickens knew her horses and when she wrote Cobbler's Dream, all her horse-owning relatives were scandalised and threatened to disown her for showing people what the horsey world could be like.
Monica was a debutante who got bored and started to work instead, then did various war jobs such as nursing and factory work. As a great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, she was always destined to write. The American influence in the last Follyfoot book is because she met and married an American, becoming a navy wife based in Washington while keeping up her writing career for English publishers and magazines. Her own life story is called An Open Book with several earlier instalments such as One Pair of Hands and to my mind her autobiographies are better than her fiction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not As I Remember It 26 July 2011
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I got this for pony mad 11 year old daughter as I remember it from childhood. It was a very disapponting purchase as the charachters did not really engage you, either human or horse. Not a patch on the Stacey Gregg novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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Excellent in every way. A lovely read to warm 'the cockles of your heart!'
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 15 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
I bought the series of follyfoot for my 10 year old daughter who loved reading them, great characters and story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love this book 22 May 2013
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love this book and i used to watch the tv in younger days. i had a book before but it was torn up
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