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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864715545
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 204

Hot Potato




The third exciting adventure in a series about ponies, girls, fun and friendship, written by a highly acclaimed Australian author.

The third exciting adventure in a series about ponies, girls, fun and friendship, written by a highly acclaimed Australian author.

As hard as she tries, Shelby just can't stay out of trouble. This time, she and her friends Lindsey and Erin can't resist buying a beautiful young pony that is going cheap at the horse auctions. The girls are sure that, between them, they have the skills to give the horse some light training and sell it on for at least three times the money. The problem is, none of the girls are allowed to have a new horse. They each tell their parents that the new horse (which they call 'Hot Potato') belongs to one of the other girls.

Unfortunately 'Hotty' is not as easy to hide, or train, as they had imagined…

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864715545
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 204

About the Author

Alyssa Brugman

Alyssa Brugman has written five books about Shelby and her pony, Blue: For Sale Or Swap, Beginner's Luck, Hot Potato, Hide & Seek And Greener Pastures. This series has been shortlisted for a number of Children's Choice awards and was also selected for the 2007 'Books Alive' campaign.

Alyssa's young adult novels Finding Grace, Walking Naked, Being Bindy and Solo have been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia and overseas. Alyssa has also written Book Two of the new Quentaris series, The Equen Queen.

Alyssa lives in the Hunter Valley.

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Praise for Hot Potato

“Shelby and her friends buy a pony from the sales, and attempt to train it and sell it for a profit, although, their plan backfires on them! The book is very funny, as Shelby and her two friends avoid trouble and still run right into it. It's definitely a book for horse lovers, but even if you aren't one, this book is very enjoyable, funny and has a bit of suspense thrown in!”

Minna, age 12, http://www.goldcreek.act.edu.au/yara/

“Shelby is a wonderful character and the action keeps moving. It's a great book for anyone who loves ponies, and who doesn't?”

Saddle Club Magazine

“Shortlisted”

2008 YABBA (Young Australians Best Book Award) - Older Readers


Awards & Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2009 • Fiction for Older Readers


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