The story of one girl and her very mischievous pony.
Che Golden is a graduate of the Masters course in Creative Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University and The Meadow Vale Ponies series are her first books for OUP. Apart from writing, Che's other passion is horses, which she shares with her two young daughters. Che's first horse was Velvet, a huge, black Irish cob who not only taught Che how to ride, but taught her two little girls as well. Now, they own Charlie Brown, a rather neurotic New Forest pony, and Robbie, a very laid back Highland pony. Thomas Docherty is an enormously talented illustrator. He spends much of his time visiting schools and libraries, meeting his readers and helping them to create their own stories. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two young daughters. Little Boat, which he illustrated and wrote, was shortlisted for the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.
`Saddle up again for another gallopingly good adventure with horse-mad Sam and her mischievous pony Mulberry who just can't help getting into trouble. This sparkling story for younger readers comes from the pen of Che Golden whose cast list of horses is based animals she has actually ridden... her funny, heart-warming stories are a transport of joy for little girls who dream of having a pony of their own.' Lancaster Guardian