Pocket Pegasus Series

by Sydney

The Pocket Pegasus series is a great horse book series for young readers.

In the first book, "Pocket Pegasus: Flash and the Turtle Creek Triad" - Laura Connor's 13th summer suddenly switches from boring to magical flying mayhem when her favourite Pegasus model, Flash, comes to life during a violent thunderstorm. Follow their adventures as fantasy collides with reality and Laura tries to keep her two-hand-high, walking, talking, flying equine a secret from the rest of the world!

The author sent me a copy to review. This fun-filled adventurous story would make the perfect gift for young girls who are crazy about horses.

Nikki Tate, author of the best-selling StableMates series of books, says:

"What a fun read! If only Susan Stafford-Pooley's novels about the diminutive Pegasus, Flash, had been around when I was a horse-obsessed kid; they most certainly would have been among my favourites!"

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Jan 23, 2012
Interview with the author
by: Sydney from HorseCrazyGirls.com

I asked Susan Stafford, the author of the Pocket Pegasus series, to share a little more about herself and her books. Here's what she said:

How long have you been crazy about horses?

Ever since I could walk - there were actually big old Percherons that pulled a milk delivery wagon housed at the end of our street where I grew up in Quebec and I used to ride my bike down to the stable and just sit and watch them and smell the horsey smell. (Wow, that makes me sound older than I really am!)

Do you ride? What kind of riding do you enjoy?

English. I used to compete in hunter/jumper, and my major love was eventing, although we did everything with our horses - foxhunting, ride 'n ties, dressage, competitive trail rides, you name it.

Did you have a horse as a girl? Do you have one now?

I didn't get a horse until I was 21, then owned many, many after that - hunter/jumpers, even racehorses, broodmares, ponies, foals, etc. I do not own one right now, but plan to own or lease one again one day (too busy as a magazine editor). I would ideally like to open up a Bed & Bales-type business here in Ontario wine country.

How did you come up with the idea for the Pegasus series?

When I was a horse-crazy, horseless girl, there was hardly anything to read to satisfy my hunger for all things horsey. There were the old classics - Black Beauty, and Misty of Chincoteague - and the main reason I read Trixie Belden novels was because her best friend, Honey, had a horse. But there was nothing cool and modern.

Now we have the very successful Saddle Club and Thoroughbred series, StableMates, and so on. The "Pocket Pegasus" series is a unique blend of fantasy colliding with everyday life. Essentially, I have written the kind of book I would have loved to read when I was 10.

How long did it take you to write these books?

About 3 months apiece

Dec 14, 2011
Pocket Pegasus: Flash and The Secret Portal
by: Sydney from HorseCrazyGirls.com

In this third book in the “Pocket Pegasus” series, Flash has become a beloved member of the Connor household.

With the winter holidays approaching, Laura suddenly begins having terrifying dreams, vivid nightmares which threaten to tear a hole in the fabric between two worlds.

Can the Turtle Creek Triad protect Flash from the evil Elysian wizard who seeks to destroy him?

Dec 14, 2011
Pocket Pegasus #2: Flash and the Wings of Courage
by: Sydney from HorseCrazyGirls.com

Flash is settling into his new life with Laura, who finds it increasingly difficult to keep him hidden from her parents as she shuttles him in her backpack to the stable, to the zoo, and even to school.

Flash wants to protect his new friends in the Turtle Creek Triad and steps in to help when there's danger from a schoolyard bully and Todd's troubled father. But when Flash becomes desperately ill, Laura and her friends must make the most difficult decision of their lives...

Once you start the Pegasus series you’ll want to keep reading! It's addictive.

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