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Can one girl and her horse triumph against the odds? Find out in this new novel by acclaimed author Alyssa Brugman.

Can one girl and her horse triumph against the odds? Find out in this new novel by acclaimed author Alyssa Brugman.

Shelby's pony Blue has been evicted from his paddock. Shelby's parents have threatened to give him away to the local riding school, unless Shelby can find a new place fast. It seems the 'Matchstick Town Challenge' prize money is the answer to all her problems, but the Matchstick Town has a secret. Who else knows about this mysterious place, and what are they hiding?

Reviews

Another beautifully written horse story from this award-winning author.

ABA, Kids’ Reading Guide 2005–2006

There are more events in this story than the Olympic Games, which makes it worthwhile reading for every girl, horse lover or otherwise.

Launceston Examiner

Beginner’s Luck is a story for all horse lovers who enjoy adventure in their lives … The story takes you on Shelby’s adventure to find the “Matchstick Town” and you will be surprised at the ending and the mystery that surrounds the story. I would recommend this book to people aged between eight and 15 years.

Danielle Nickson, primary school student, Townsville Bulletin

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Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781864715538

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    226 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781741660074

    July 1, 2005

    Random House Australia Children's

    226 pages

    RRP $15.99

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