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  • Published: 28 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141377056
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99

Pony

from the bestselling author of Wonder




The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of WONDER.

When Silas Bird wakes in the dead of night, he watches powerlessly as three strangers take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. But then a mysterious pony shows up at his door, and Silas knows what he has to do. So begins a perilous journey to find his father - a journey that will connect him with his past, his future, and the unknowable world around him.

PONY is destined to become a future classic.

  • Published: 28 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141377056
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

R J Palacio

R. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design, where she majored in illustration. She was a graphic designer and an art director for many years before writing her critically acclaimed debut novel, Wonder, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March 2012, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

In addition to Wonder, R. J. has written Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories,365 Days of Wonder, We're All Wonders, and White Bird: A Wonder Story. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Learn more about her at www.wonderthebook.com or on Twitter at @rjpalacio.

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Praise for Pony

Tremendous . . . Such a blend of adventure, thoughtfulness, magic, intelligence and deep feeling is very special and rare

Amanda Craig

R J Palacio, author of a modern classic children's book of our era, has somehow crafted what feels like an entirely different breed of classic: page-turning and heart expanding, elegiac and adventurous . . . timeless and utterly necessary to our current moment

Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay

A magical story . . . Pony is pure delight

Rebecca Stead, author of Liar and Spy

Perfection . . . A beautiful, funny, heart-twisting wonder of a book . . . A brilliant story of love and courage

Wall Street Journal

Well worth the wait . . . Palacio is a fantastic writer . . . Thrillingly told . . . A story that will take many children on the ride of their literary lives

The Times

A brilliant adventure and a heartfelt story about love and loss. Young readers will be entranced . . . A book that feels like a classic after just a few pages

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Pony by R J Palacio

The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of WONDER. When Silas Bird wakes in the dead of night, he watches powerlessly as three strangers take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool . . . who happens to be a ghost. But then a mysterious pony shows up at his door, and Silas knows what he has to do. So begins a perilous journey to find his father - a journey that will connect him with his past, his future, and the unknowable world around him. PONY is destined to become a future classic.

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