A Pony for Christmas

A Pony for Christmas by Bev Petterson.

Six year old Suzy Jenkins is desperate to get her first pony. In this novella (mini story), it focuses on her certainty that she will get her pony from Santa at Christmas. With incredible expectation, Suzy prepares a yard and shed to keep the pony in.

Having read that ponies can live on water and grass only, she works hard to collect grass to store for its arrival. A nearby homeless man is curious about the girl’s actions and surprised when Suzy confides what she is doing and why.

As Suzy develops a friendship with him, her kindness to him is noticed by others and results in her receiving an incredible gift.

Suitability – This is delightful tale for young readers with a theme of kindness throughout.

Age – 5+

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