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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…

Reviews

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

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Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781864715545

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    204 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781741660357

    March 1, 2006

    Random House Australia Children's

    204 pages

    RRP $15.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers

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