Diana Kimpton has written more than forty books for children, including her Pony-Mad Princess series, other novels, picture books and non-fiction.
She has always loved horses and finds that writing about them gives her the perfect excuse to spend time at the stables when she should be working. But she writes about other animals too as well as maths, science and teddy bears.
PRINCESS ELLIE'S PERFECT PLAN
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She loves riding her five beautiful ponies with her friend, Kate. But then Kate’s parents make a big announcement and Ellie is faced with losing her best friend. Ellie is determined to change everyone’s minds, but will time run out before she comes up with the perfect plan? A BRAND NEW Pony-Mad Princess book, to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary in 2014.
THERE MUST BE HORSES
Sasha’s love of horses has been the only constant during her turbulent life in care. When a failed adoption placement results in yet another move, she ends up at Kingfishers – a farm where Joe and Beth train troubled horses. To Sasha, this seems like the perfect place to live. But she can’t stay. Joe and Beth are adamant about that. They have only agreed to take her for a little while, and they only did that reluctantly.
Can Sasha persuade them to change their minds and let her stay forever? And can she do it before her social worker finds her another home – one without horses?
THE VANISHING CAT
Welcome to the wonderful world of Amy Wild, an entire island just squeaking and squawking with animal magic, where one little girl has a very special secret – she can talk to animals! When Amy first moved to the quiet Island of Clamerkin, her great-aunt gave her a necklace of paws, bestowing on her the title of the ‘Talker’ with the magical ability to communicate with animals. Ever since then, Amy has loved being the only human in the secret animal clan on the Island, helping her furry and feathered companions solve their mysteries and problems. Now, Amy faces her biggest case yet. When one of the clan’s members, Willow the Siamese cat, vanishes, it’s up to Amy to find her – and fast. Every wondered what your pet is really thinking? Animal-lovers everywhere will be instantly enchanted by this Dr. Doolittle for a new generation.
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