Fly-by-night Paperback – 1 Feb 2007
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A wonderful tale of a girl and her first pony, from acclaimed storyteller K. M. Peyton.
From the Back Cover
Ruth has never ridden a pony before - but as soon as she lays eyes on lively Fly-by-Night, she knows he has to be hers. But where is she going to find the money for a saddle and bridle - and who is going to teach her to ride?See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a heart braking but tempting and loving book all in one about Ruth Hollis who really wants a pony but, her family don't have enough money. She meets a boy called Peter who helps her out and gives good friendship. Finally she finds a pony for a cheap amount. However, this pony doesn't behave and is really difficult and as Ruth's first horse this is her toughest challenge yet!
If you like a great book about horses, love, passion and adventure this is definitely the book for you and you seriously can't miss it!
Ruth Hollis begins the story as an armchair expert on horses. Despite having never ridden a horse before she seems to have little trouble trotting, cantering and balancing in general. Her problems are the family's financial worries and the fact she has to flounder about training a very green young pony by herself (I'm sure I don't need to advise any pony-mad kids that this is a horrible idea). But of course, all works out in the end.
K. M. Peyton is a good writer with some lovely turns of phrase. I recommend this book to younger readers or the nostalgic. :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book as a child and still great to read now on my kindlePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Best book ever!!! I could really relate to the story , this is the only horsey book I've found that suits a person older than 12 xxPublished 19 months ago by India leask
I had been looking for this book for ages. I had lent my childhood copy and lost it. It's like having an old friend back again. This is a great story for pony mad kids,Published on 25 July 2014 by A. Stuart
This book is about a girl 'Ruth Hollis' that dreams of having her own pony.One day Ruth plucks up her courage to ask her dad if she can use her savings to buy her own pony and... Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2011
I read this a long time ago, not just once but again and again. I thought it was out of print and am delighted to find it on Amazon for a re-read. Read morePublished on 2 Dec. 2008 by Mrs. Rebecca Grey