Devil Pony

Devil Pony

by Matt Christopher

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Overview

A Matt Christopher Adventure Classic

"He's everything I dreamed he'd be!" exclaimed Stu Bancroft when he saw Midnight, the horse he and his sister Sally had been promised when the horse was just a foal. Now Midnight was a year old and Stu and Sally were to bring him home at the end of their vacation at their uncle and aunt's ranch house. But their visit takes some unexpected turns when mysterious events suddenly start happening.

When Stu first mounts Midnight, the pony throws him. Why? Then other "accidents" occur: a vase falls in the house and breaks for no reason and a saddle slips before their eyes from the wall in the stable. Cousin Wilbur has an explanation—it was the return of the Bancroft Poltergeist—but Cousin Wilbur himself was acting strange. Could his ghostly explanation be trusted? Stu's love for Midnight makes him determined to find the reasons behind these mysterious events, a determination that helps create a summer that Stu and Sally would never forget.

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Everyone knows Matt Christopher as the most prolific and bestselling sportswriter for children and young adults. From books on football and baseball to soccer and skateboarding, his work has spanned three generations of readers.

He has also written several Mystery/Suspense/Adventure novels which showcase his exceptional storytelling ability. His books are sure to delight everyone-young and old: EARTHQUAKE, DESPERATE SEARCH, DEVIL PONY, STRANDED, LOOK FOR THE BODY.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150301566
Publisher: Bella Rosa Books
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Matt Christopher (1917-1997) was an American writer of children's books. He wrote more than 400 novels and short stories, mainly featuring sports. After his death, his family has overseen the production of ghost written books under his name. Born in Bath, Pennsylvania, Christopher was a gifted athlete as a child, which influenced his primary topic of writing. In addition to sports books, he also enjoyed writing detective fiction; his first published novel before the successful The Lucky Baseball Bat was Look for the Body, a murder mystery written for adults.

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