The Turnip Top Pony
Illustrated by Joanne Snook-Hann
Children's, ages 5-9
32 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Newfoundland Ponies are little work horses used in
Newfoundland outports during the fall and winter. In the
summer they are given a break and permitted to roam free.
One of these ponies, Kit, is suspected of breaking into
vegetable gardens and eating the tops of turnips. As the
community attempts to discover the culprit (with hilarious
consequences), seven year old Anna, who owns the pony
in question, gains new insights into what makes adults, and
Newfoundland ponies, tick.
About the Author
Catherine Simpson grew up in Grand Falls, Newfoundland,
and graduated from Memorial University. Working full-time
as a writer and needlework designer, she finds endless
inspiration in the culture, history, and the natural
environment. She lives with her husband Jerry, son of
William, and one dog Fergus on the Northwest coast of
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