The Almost Christmas Pony cover

by Ruth Lynn Kirk
illustrated by Lynn Degen

The "Almost" Christmas Pony is based on a true story.  This book is a keeper. Children love it and, read it over and over. "Charlie" is a pony who has been abandoned in an animal shelter. He desperately wants a home for Christmas with a loving family. He sees other animals being adopted, dogs & cats, and wonders if anyone will come for him. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Paleface, a Shetland pony wants a home too. Will Charlie get adopted? Beautiful color illustrations based on actual animal photos. It appeals to ALL AGES, but especially to K-11 YEARS.

The Herald Dispatch - Bob Withers

"The Almost Christmas Pony By Ruth Lynn Kirk of Charleston, is a beautiful story that the whole family will love; that pays tribute to a real-life pony that almost wasn't adopted into a loving family at Christmastime."

Sunday Gazette-Mail - Marina Hendricks

"This is a happy story with a happy ending! The book retells the story of Charlie's adoption and how he won a permanent place with the family. Kirk's text is accompanied by charming, quaint illustrations by Lynn Degen, of Arcadia Studios in Chloe, that really captured the essence of Charlie."

32 pages
8.46 x4.98 x 13 in

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