Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester

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'Biddy, I'm sorry, we're going to have to leave her.' 'What?' Biddy struggles out of the quicksand. 'You can't leave her! The tide's coming in. She'll drown!' But the pony is trapped and Biddy is forced to go on without her. The next day the only signs of Bella area hoof prints in the sand...with small footprints and the paw marks of a dog. Who has rescued Bella? Who could be so small and be alone on this remote beach? Biddy's search takes her into wild secret country where she discovers the truth about a mysterious disappearance that happened many years ago. Alison Lester's picture books are loved by families around the world. In this gripping adventure story, set in the Australian bush she knows so well, she comes into her own as a writer and a born storyteller.

About Alison Lester

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Alison Lester has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. She has won many awards in her native Australia, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book Award. Over her twenty-one year career she has produced such Australian classics as the Clive Eats Alligators series, Magic Beach, Imagine, and My Farm, and recently she has also started writing novels, including The Quicksand Pony and the Bonnie and Sam series. In 2011, she was named the Australian Children’s Laureate.
Published October 1, 1997 by Allen & Unwin Children's Books. 168 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The moon was full the night they disappeared. This hushed, cryptic opening sets up readers for disappointment in this disjointed tale told through several viewpoints. The first perspective is from

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Though the author treats readers to some lyrical passages, she never fully develops the relationships between Biddy and her horse, or Joycie and Joe, so that the dramatic scene when Biddy abandons Bella to the quicksand doesn't have much impact.

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