Pit Pony

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2010
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Formac
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV016000, JUV002130, JUV006000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5 x 7.75

Author: Zoe Lucas

Zoe Lucas is one of the few permanent residents on Sable Island and is involved in research and environmental monitoring programs, including studying its wild horses and sea birds.

Author: Joyce Barkhouse

Former teacher Joyce Barkhouse has been writing stories for many years. She has won many awards for excellence in writing and for her contributions to children's literature.