Summer Pony

Jean Slaughter Doty Sam Savitt

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Summer Pony

Summer Pony Ginny has always dreamed of having her very own pony so when her parents agree to rent her a pony for the summer Ginny is thrilled But when Mokey arrives she is shaggy dirty and half starved not

  • Title: Summer Pony
  • Author: Jean Slaughter Doty Sam Savitt
  • ISBN: 9780020429500
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ginny has always dreamed of having her very own pony, so when her parents agree to rent her a pony for the summer, Ginny is thrilled But when Mokey arrives, she is shaggy, dirty, and half starved not at all what Ginny had in mind Can Ginny still have the summer of her dreams From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. Jessie on said:

      In yet another of my "read over and over as a kid and lost but now found" review series, I bring you Summer Pony. In this amazing book, a young girl's parents rent a pony for her for one summer. They go to a totally run down farm where 20 ponies are being kept in horrible conditions (which in a story today would culminate in the farm owner being charged with animal cruelty, but whatever it was the 70s). She chooses a shabby, dirty, neglected pony with two different colored eyes and then proceeds [...]

    2. Rena Sherwood on said:

      One of the best girl and her misfit pony-who-is-really-a-diamond-in-the-rough kind of story. Also Jean Slaughter Doty's best story. My old, scribbled in paperback (bought from those wacky order forms) disappeared over the years. Back in 2005, I was in a free library (one of those "take a book leave a book" deals) and found a library edition of Summer Pony. It's as close as I've ever come to winning the lottery.

    3. Lea on said:

      There isn't anything I don't love about this book -- one of my all time favourites from when I was a kid. I love the story of a girl getting a less than impressive pony, rented just for the summer. I love the hard work and care given the pony to make her strong and healthy and beautiful. I love the story of friendship and courage, and the lessons learned throughout the summer. I love the beautiful cover and the illustrations. And, most of all, I love sharing this with my three daughters, in the [...]

    4. Jodi on said:

      Natalie gives this story 5 stars! After reading it myself, I rate it lower due to the disappointing and frequent usage of words like 'nitwit' 'idiot' 'stupid' and 'dumb', as well as some really unkind attitudes. I did like that the main character made friends with one of the girls she had initially misjudged.

    5. Madison on said:

      This book was read by my 11 year old daughter and this is her review :Summer Pony is about a girl named Ginny who has always dreamed of having a horse of her own. Her parents finally agree to rent a horse for her for the summer. When she arrives at the SweetBriar Pony Farm, it is not what she imagined. There are many dirty, stinky, and underfed horses. But one horse catches Ginny's eye. The horse is similar to the others but different in so many ways. Ginny chooses her and shortly thereafter, sh [...]

    6. Erma Talamante on said:

      So, this was a book that I read as a kid. I remember the cover, I remember the title, but that's about it. I had it on my personal shelf, I read it, but I couldn't tell you much more than that. I will have to go back and re-read this eventually. But for now, eh.

    7. Lynne Stringer on said:

      I read this book when I was a child and adored it, both for the story and because it was one of the few horse books I could find at the time with a female protagonist. It's an entertaining story that keeps up the pace and is well plotted. Lovely.

    8. Tanya Edwards on said:

      The first book I read multiple times over the summer. 13 times actually. I wanted to be Ginny. Awesome read for young kids that love animals.

    9. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      Summer Pony is another run-of-the-mill animal story, but not a badly written one. It's a great summer read and the main character was interesting.

    10. K.l. on said:

      really sweet traditional Pony book about a girl that gets a scruffy Pony for the weekend and makes good!

    11. Mia on said:

      Jean Slaughter Doty's Summer Pony and its sequel, Winter Pony, were two of my all time favorite childhood horse stories. Classic themes of wanting a pony and not having one, the social distance between the girl with the "good" pony (and the hired groom to care for it, and all the ribbons at the local show, etc.) and the girl with the motley, shaggy, rented pony--all written up into a pair of stories that pretty much can't be beat. So many happy hours were spent reading and rereading these books- [...]

    12. Caitlintobin on said:

      I read this book as a child and recently recommended it to a parent who has a child who is all about horses right now. It is the best horse book I can remember reading as a kid.Ginny's parents rent a horse for her for the summer. She imagines a beautiful, sleek pony, but she gets a half-starved neglected pony with a sweet temper instead. Ginny nurtures the pony back to health and learns valuable lessons about caring for something other than herself.The book is gently paced and sweet. If you can [...]

    13. Tania on said:

      Ginny dreams of a sleek show pony for the summer but instead she gets Monkey, a run down pony with spots and different color eyes. It's a summer Ginny will never forget - one in which she learns never to judge a horse, or a person, by their appearance. Pam and her horse Firefly live on a neighboring farm and Ginny has always thought Pam was a snob until she came riding over one day offering friendship. Pam learns from Ginny too - she learns the value of capturing a horse's heart rather than just [...]

    14. Marielly on said:

      This young girl that she dreams of having a pony. Her parents go to this friend of them to rent a pony for the summer. So that she doesn't have to go to a camp to ride pony. They arrive their and there are only couple of choices, but they look that good. So she picks this one that has dots everywhere. The horse looks kind of tired and starving. They pay the rent and next morning they arrive at her house with it. She takes him for a ride and washes him

    15. Theresa on said:

      Somehow I missed this story when I was young and obsessed with horses. Reading it though, I felt like I was ten years old and desperately wanting a horse, even if just to pet.It's the story of a young girl whose parents rent her a pony for the summer. They rent from a pony farm that is negligent and doesn't take care of their ponies at all. Mokey goes from being an ugly ignored horse to winning third place in a show all because of her hard work and attention.

    16. stephanie on said:

      monkey isn't the horse that ginny wants at all. she's scruffy and a paint (a paint!) but her parents said she could have a pony for the summer, and here is her pony. it's a lovely story about the ties that bond us to horses, and horses to us, and at the end, you dread the end of summer as much as ginny does.

    17. Heidi on said:

      I think I have most of this book memorized, I read it about 500 times beginning from the age of nine. I came across it a few years ago at my parents' house and I've read it a few times since - LOVE it! :) A great book for every girl who dreamed of having her own horse - I suspect my daughter will be reading it in a year or two.

    18. Claire on said:

      I love this book. I got it at this little shop in a tiny town in Colorado, and sat down to read it almost immediately. It's warm and colorful, and has the perfect amount of unrealistic events. This is the hallmark of a bad horse book, because even though it is a bad horse book, it is still good. It is more enjoyable than you could ever imagine. Let the charm of this book make you giddy.

    19. Elaine on said:

      Although this book has a good premise and decent story line, I didn't think the writing was all that well done. It doesn't go down as a classic, but it is a good choice for girls who like horses and want an easy to read book. My 6 year old enjoyed me reading it aloud to her and I think next year she'd be able to read it to herself. I liked the characters and the lessons.

    20. Jill on said:

      Nice to spend a relaxing afternoon with a flashback-to-childhood story of a girl and her pony. Beautiful illustrations enhance this nicely realistic tale of the joys and woes of horse ownership. I liked it so much that I bought the sequel, Winter Pony, on my Nook. Wish I could own a pony like Mokey. :-)

    21. Wendy Mills on said:

      I read this book when I was a child, many, many years ago and it was always one of my favorites. Reading it again has been fun, and I find myself still as much a fan of the story now, as I did when I was younger.

    22. Harmony on said:

      One of my favorite books during my childhood. I always dreamed of having a horse or pony of my own at home, and of being able to ride "free", with only the company of my horse and the wildlife. A lovely, well-put-together story.

    23. Donna on said:

      Oh my gosh, I read this around 7 years ago. I can't believe I actually remembered this!

    24. Jacque on said:

      this book was so good!! the author was very discriptive, and everything made sense

    25. Debi G. on said:

      This was a childhood favorite that I re-read many times. I never got a pony, though.

    26. Robyn on said:

      This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I loved all of Jean Slaughter Doty's books.

    27. Desiree Frias on said:

      It was an enjoyable read, but I did not appreciate the values taught by Ginny's surly and spoiled manner.

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