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Children's Fiction Friendship

The Princess and the Pony

illustrated by Kate Beaton

Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Jul 2015
Friendship, Horses, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2015
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2015
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Introducing Kate Beaton, a major new picture book talent, and author/illustrator of #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller HARK! A VAGRANT!


Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...From the artist behind the comic phenomenon HARK! A VAGRANT, THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY is a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.

About the author


Kate Beaton est auteure de Diantre! un manant, un recueil de bandes dessinées classé au palmarès du New York Times et de l'album illustré La princesse et le poney. Elle est lauréate de nombreux prix Harvey et ses dessins ont paru dans le New Yorker. Kate a grandi sur l'île du Cap-Breton, en Nouvelle-Écosse.


Kate Beaton is the author of The Princess and the Pony, which received four starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!, both #1 New York Times bestselling comics collections. Kate is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the New Yorker. Kate lives in Canada, and you can find her online at, or on Twitter and Tumblr as @beatonna.

Kate Beaton's profile page


  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Short-listed, The Globe and Mail, Best Books of the Year
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books of the Year, Picture Books
  • Short-listed, OLA Best Bets
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year
  • Commended, Quill & Quire, Books of the Year

Editorial Reviews

Advance praise for THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY"I don't know how you make such a pretty book that has heart and wisdom and also a farting pony, but Kate Beaton does, and we are lucky that she does." -- Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal-winning creator of THIS IS NOT MY HAT and I WANT MY HAT BACKPraise for HARK! A VAGRANTIncluded on more than twenty Year's Best lists, including TIME, E!, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, and AMAZON"That rarest combination of literate irony and devastatingly funny humor." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review"Not only fun, but also a good lead-in for teens who may want to explore authors and events they first discover in the riffs here." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALAwards for Kate Beaton2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent2011 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work2012 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work2012 Harvey Award Special Award for Humor in Comics2012 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist

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