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The Christmas Pony

by Melody Carlson

Baker Publishing Group | June 6, 2013 | Hardcover

The Christmas Pony is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all.

The queen of the Christmas novel, Melody Carlson pens another magical tale of expectation and excitement as one little girl dreams big and the impossible becomes possible.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.98 in

Published: June 6, 2013

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800719271

ISBN - 13: 9780800719272

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully heart warming CHristmas Story. I really enjoyed this short but well written nostalgic novel. It had a beautiful message and was a great book for a quiet afternoon before Christmas. I would definitely recommend this read.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Christmas Story A beautiful Christmas story told in a timeless, traditional fashion. It has the substance and drama of an old classic Christmas movie. The kind you know you will enjoy over and over again for years to come. I think the fact that the story is told from a child's point of view makes it all the more magical. And watching the romance develop from Lucy's perspective makes it even more special. Unique in that the story would appeal to young girls as well as adults, The Christmas Pony celebrates the warmth and true meaning of the holidays. "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A charming, delightful Christmas tale I absolutely love stories written from the perspective of a child, and 8-yr-old Lucy Turnbull is as precious as they come! "The Christmas Pony" is chock-full of charm, and viewing life through Lucy's eyes reveals a heart-warming story of faith and hope and love. Within pages of beginning the story, I was swept up into her innocence and naivety as she encounters 2 strangers who arrive into town, strangers who she soon convinces to move into her mother's boardinghouse. As she discovers more and more about the newcomers, she also discovers more about herself and her family, and she realizes that though she wishes more than anything for a pony, what she most wishes for is her mother to smile again. Melody Carlson absolutely lives up to her award-winning reputation with her latest Christmas offering, with wonderful characterization and a story that pleases in every way. Though the story may seem somewhat predictable, predictable is just what's needed when you are getting ready for Christmas and for the warm feelings that you hope will arrive along with your favorite songs and snowy weather. I put down the book feeling like I was ready for the Christmas season to arrive! I highly recommend this story for anyone looking for a cozy book to keep them company this season. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Christmas Story! Story Description: Baker Publishing Group|September 1, 2012|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-8007-1927-2 Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all. The queen of the Christmas novel, Melody Carlson pens another magical tale of expectation and excitement as one little girl dreams big and the impossible becomes possible. My Review: It is December 1937 and eight-year-old, Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony for Christmas. Gramma told her only rich people could afford such luxuries as that. A neighbour, Mr. Greenberg was selling or trading a pony named, Smoky who Lucy had admired for years and had run home to tell her Mom and Gramma. But disappointingly, Mama told her she could barely keep food on the table for themselves. Lucy knew Mama felt bad because she had two creases in her forehead which Lucy knew she was responsible for putting there. Mama ran a boarding house and suggested Lucy pray for “paying boarders” instead of a pony. Lucy’s Daddy had passed away when she was five-years-old so Mama knit socks which the local store traded for groceries. Mama always stayed up late at night and could knit a whole sock in one night. While in town doing some grocery shopping for Mama, Lucy ran into two strangers whose car had broken down and were looking for someplace to stay for a few days as the garage needed to order parts. Immediately Lucy told them about her house and how Mama had 3 rooms to rent and convinced them to come home with her. She knew Mama would be happy to have paying boarders. With paying boarders Lucy was still holding out hope that she would get the pony but sometimes we don’t always get what we wish for and sometimes we do. Will Lucy get her pony? Will the boarders stay at Mama’s or will they consider it too far out of town? This was a lovely and very cute Christmas story that I read in about an hour or so. At only 169 pages it was a quick read for an afternoon with a hot cup of tea. Melody Carlson always pens the nicest stories and this one was no different. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2012-11-23

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The Christmas Pony

by Melody Carlson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.98 in

Published: June 6, 2013

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800719271

ISBN - 13: 9780800719272

About the Book

A little girl's Christmas dreams seem impossible until a pair of interesting strangers come to town.

From the Publisher

Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all.

The queen of the Christmas novel, Melody Carlson pens another magical tale of expectation and excitement as one little girl dreams big and the impossible becomes possible.

From the Jacket

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington''s. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market. She lives with her husband in Oregon.

About the Author

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington''s, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.For more information about Melody visit her website at www.melodycarlson.com.