The Winter Pony by Iain Lawrence

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In the forests of Siberia, in the first years of the 20th century, a white pony runs free with his herd. But his life changes forever when he's captured by men. Years of hard work and cruelty wear him out. When he's chosen to be one of 20 ponies to accompany the Englishman Robert Falcon Scott on his quest to become the first to reach the South Pole, he doesn't know what to expect. But the men of Scott's expedition show him kindness, something he's never known before. They also give him a name—James Pigg. As Scott's team hunkers down in Antarctica, James Pigg finds himself caught up in one of the greatest races of all time. The Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen has suddenly announced that he too means to be first to the Pole. But only one team can triumph, and not everyone can survive—not even the animals.

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About Iain Lawrence

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Iain Lawrence is the author of many acclaimed novels.
Published November 8, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Lawrence tells the gut-wrenching tale of Englishman Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated trek to the South Pole in the first-pony voice of a white pony named James Pigg who was actually part of the expedition.

Dec 14 2011 | Read Full Review of The Winter Pony


A pony’s memories, I decided, can be unreliable.” There are four scenes that the pony was not actually present for, but Lawrence imagined how the pony would tell those story segments if he had been there.

Nov 08 2011 | Read Full Review of The Winter Pony


The Winter Pony is about a horse named James Pigg.

Apr 04 2012 | Read Full Review of The Winter Pony

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