The Princess and the Pony - by Kate Beaton (Hardcover)
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About the Book Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, but instead gets a plump, cute pony--but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs. Book Synopsis Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant! Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant, The Princess and the Pony a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony. Review Quotes Praise for The Princess and the Pony: An ALA Notable Children's BookCBC Children's Choice Book Award Winner (Illustrator of the Year)Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Book Award FinalistI don't know how you make such a pretty book that has heart and wisdom and also a farting pony, but Kate Beaton does, and we are lucky that she does. -- Jon Klassen, Caldecott-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat BackIt is the perfect, perfect book about girls, gender roles, and adorable ponies. -- Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net*[H]ip, modern, and absolutely refreshing... [T]his warrior princess breaks the mold -- and Beaton is in a class of her own. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review*It's a smart, brisk story that tosses aside conventional ideas of what princesses (and ponies) are 'supposed' to be. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review*A highly rmended, charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness. -- School Library Journal, starred review*The perfect combination of heartwarming and hilarious. -- Booklist, starred reviewPraise for Hark! A Vagrant: Included on more than twenty Year's Best lists, including Time, E!, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon.com.* That rarest combination of literate irony and devastatingly funny humor. -- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewNot only fun, but also a good lead-in for teens who may want to explore authors and events they first discover in the riffs here. -- School Library JournalOther Awards for Kate Beaton: 2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent2011 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work2012 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work2012 Harvey Award Special Award for Humor in Comics2012 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist About the Author Kate Beaton is the author of The Princess and the Pony, which received four starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!, both #1 New York Times bestselling comics collections. Kate is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the New Yorker. Kate lives in Canada, and you can find her online at www.beatontown.com, or on Twitter and Tumblr as @beatonna. Kate Beaton is the author of The Princess and the Pony, which received four starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!, both #1 New York Times bestselling comics collections. Kate is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the New Yorker. Kate lives in Canada, and you can find her online at www.beatontown.com, or on Twitter and Tumblr as @beatonna.

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