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Follyfoot by [Dickens, Monica]
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Follyfoot Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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Length: 191 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1471 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Digital (5 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IV8A0G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,387 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Clare O'Beara TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 July 2012
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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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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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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This book is so cool it's the best book ever. If you love horses and you like reading books about them then this is the perfect book for you to read and enjoy!!!!!!! So pony mad readers start reading this book TODAY!!!!!!
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Read Monica Dickens as a child and watched the weekly Follyfoot programme. It was just as good now that I am in my 50's as it was 40 years ago.
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By Clare O'Beara TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 July 2012
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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 character Dora appears 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.
She 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. 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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I bought the series of follyfoot for my 10 year old daughter who loved reading them, great characters and story.
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If you love horses - Classic tale well written and still pertinant. Perfect for a teenage girl who loves horses.
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