In Blue Ribbon Summer, Brooke is off to Camp Pocomoke for two weeks with her pony Foxy. But trying to make friends proves to be difficult, since all the girls have been going to camp together for years. Despite her loneliness, Brooke and Foxy begin to really love Camp Pokomoke---and then Brooke discovers that the camp is going to be sold to a big time real estate developer and that no one will ever be able to ride again! Can Brooke and her friends from the Pony Post online group do anything to save the camp? Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
Brooke brings her pony to summer camp in this second book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague.
Brooke Rhodes is excited to go to sleepaway riding camp for two weeks with her Chincoteague pony, Foxy. However, camp doesn’t turn out to be quite as fun as Brooke expected. The other girls all know each other already, and they don’t seem interested in bringing a newbie into their group. Besides that, they’re all riding tall, fancy, super well-trained show horses—not scruffy young Chincoteague ponies. Then Brooke overhears that this might be the last summer for the camp. She asks for help from her online Pony Post friends—Maddie Martinez, Hayley Duncan, and Nina Peralt—but she still has to wonder: will everyone work together to save the camp, or will this summer be their last hurrah?
Catherine Hapka, a lifelong horse enthusiast, has written many books for young readers, including some in the Saddle Club, the Horse Diaries, and the A Circuit Novel series (with Georgina Bloomberg). She keeps three horses at her small farm in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
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