Jill Stover Popsicle Pony

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Popsicle Pony

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9780688123925: Popsicle Pony

Chiefy is a pony with a mind of his own, a fondness for old movies, and a taste for Popsicles- but the spunky young heroine of Popsicle Pony knows just how to handle him.

Jill Stover has written and illustrated a delightful story based on her own childhood in South Texas, where there really was a movie-loving pony named Chiefy, and he really did gert put in jail!

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Jill Stover's childhood memories of South Texas provided the inspiration for this story. "It strikes me now that my childhood environment was rather exotic," she says. "The landscape and the creatures were so different from those most people experience. In my own family, we kept sheep, a raccoon, turtles, a small alligator, a jackrabbit, a pony, and a horse, to say nothing of all the dogs and cats we had running around."

Jill now lives in New England, with her husband, two daughters, loyal dog, and alas, no pony. Popsicle Pony os her second book. Her first was Alamo Across Texas.

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Ages 4-6. A little girl tells the story of a stubborn pony that pulls Popsicle Pete's wagon through a small Texas town. Chiefy always knows just where he's going and what treat he'll get--whether feed at the feed store or popcorn at the Twin Dolphins Movie Theater. Sometimes the little girl rides on his back. When Chiefy's owner gets sick, the little girl cares for the pony in her backyard, only to have him jump the fence, take the route all by himself, cause a ruckus at the movies, and end up in jail. Determined to ride the pony in the county fair parade, the girl figures how to get Chiefy to cooperate--let him lead the way and pick the route. It's never explained why the little girl becomes the pony's caretaker, but children who dream about ponies will love Chiefy and appreciate the plot and the carefully detailed depiction of the town. Mary Harris Veeder

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