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The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony

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In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths

Masterful linked short stories by Nobel prizewinner John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath. The Red Pony is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first.

The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

If you like John Steinbeck you might also like to read books by Harper Lee, Cynan Jones and J D Salinger.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. More than anything else in the world Jody wanted a pony. How he got his pony, how he loved it and how it died are all part of this story of yearning and tragedy. After that Jody waited and waited, desperate for another pony. At last he got that too but the results were tragic. Steinbeck has penetrated the core of Jody's yearning.


The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

Young Jody Tiflin lives on his father's California ranch. He is thrilled when his father gives him a red pony, and later promises him the colt of a bay mare. Both these gifts bring joy to Jodi's life - but tragedy soon follows. As Jodi begins to learn the harsh lessons of life and death, he starts to understand what growing-up and becoming an adult really means.


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About the Author

John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Publication date

4th August 2016


John Steinbeck

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Penguin Books Ltd


144 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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