Blue Moon (RA 8 IA 8-12)
A touching and compelling tale of a young girl's love for her horse. Brilliantly illustrated in soft and sensitive black and white by the fabulously talented Gary Blythe, this is sure to delight all young pony fans.When Anna's mum Kerry gets sick and faces big hospital bills, her dad Rex says they need to sell off their most valuable horses. Anna knows her own horse Blue Moon is the best on the ranch, and so she and her best friend Lee hide him in an abandoned barn. Rex is horrified that Anna would ever think he would sell the horse but when they go to retrieve Blue Moon, the horse is gone.
Jenny Oldfield's horse stories including Half Moon Ranch and Magical Ponies have earned her a huge fan-base and she is regarded as one of the most successful writers of popular fiction series for children. Her Home Farm Twins was adapted into a top BBC children's drama.