Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey

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Everyone knows that Beatrice of the north woods is clever. But did you know that she's also mighty brave? In this disarming companion to the award-winning Clever Beatrice, our heroine proves that she's a pint-sized force to be reckoned with when she discovers that someone has been sneaking into the barn at night to ride her beloved pony. But who?
The village bread maker, who specializes in solving "things not easily explained," claims he can help Beatrice, given enough time. But Beatrice doesn't have time, so starts thinking herself...
 

About Margaret Willey

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Margaret Willey has published in many genres--picture books, fiction and poetry. She has written six young adult novels, most recently Facing the Music, (Delacorte 1997). In 2002, Clever Beatrice (Atheneum, 2001) won the Charlotte Zolotow Award for best text in a picture book. Her most recent picture book is The 3 Bears and Goldilocks (Atheneum, 2008). A Summer of Silk Moths marks her return to young adult fiction. She lives in Grand Haven, Michigan. Visit her online at www.margaretwilley.com. Heather M. Solomon was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for Clever Beatrice, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She is also the illustrator of Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey and If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and son, who especially love to share joyous secrets.
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twice more they bet on feats of strength, and each time the giant hands over his gold without Beatrice having to prove herself—he is that fearful of the amazing strength she claims to have.

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Beatrice waits up for Père Noël on Christmas Eve and handles him in her own inventive way, snipping off each of the three promised items of proof with plausible reasons for her acquisitions.

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Having bested a giant in her first outing, Beatrice returns to do battle with a tiny elf.

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"A winning tale of a spunky girl who matches her wits against a giant's brawn to save her family from destitution," wrote PW in a starred review.

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First-time illustrator Solomon makes an impressive debut in this winning tale of a spunky girl who matches her wits against a giant's brawn to save her family from destitution.

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Someone has been running the heroine's pony ragged at night in Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey, illus.

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