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THE WINTER PONY

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Simon Prebble

Children Ages 8+ • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

If you ever wanted a pony as a kid, you'll love Ballerini's plucky and warmly personable "James Pigg," the Russian pony of the title. Ballerini will break your heart with his brave, bewildered rendering of the quest for the South Pole. This stunning vision of Robert Falcon Scott's failed attempt to win the Age of Exploration's last big prize in 1911-12 is ineffably sad but beautifully researched and written. Prebble fills in many blanks as the no-nonsense narrator. The titular pony has no way to understand that Scott chose ponies and motorized sledges for his race, while Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen chose sled dogs. Scott lost, and you may not be sorry that he did. James Pigg's struggles make Black Beauty's seem easy. This historical creative nonfiction is recommended for young adults (and adults). M.M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2012]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CS ISBN 9781461830764 $66.75 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781461830757 $66.75 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781461830771 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4640-2343-9 $60.00

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