Pit Pony by Joyce BarkhousePit Pony by Joyce Barkhouse

Pit Pony

byJoyce BarkhouseIntroduction byZoe Lucas

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, 11-year-old Willie must work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony, he discovers that things aren't always as bad as they seem. And a surprising event reveals that miracles can happen, even in a coal mine.
Although former teacher JOYCE BARKHOUSE has been writing stories for many years, she was 61 when her first book was published. Since then, she has won many awards for excellence in writing, including the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada for her contributions to children's literature. Well known for her historical fiction, s...
Title:Pit PonyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Formac Publishing Company LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887809243

ISBN - 13:9780887809248

Appropriate for ages: 8


Editorial Reviews

"...a vivid portrait of life in a Cape Breton company town at the turn of the century...This re-issue of a Canadian classic still has great appeal for the intended audience."