The Princess and the Pony

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.73
Arthur A. Levine Books
Publish Date
11.2 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Beaton is the author of The Princess and the Pony, which received four starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!, both #1 New York Times bestselling comics collections. Kate is the recipient of multiple Harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the New Yorker. Kate lives in Canada, and you can find her online at, or on Twitter and Tumblr as @beatonna.


Praise for The Princess and the Pony

An ALA Notable Children's Book
CBC Children's Choice Book Award Winner (Illustrator of the Year)
Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Book Award Finalist

"I don't know how you make such a pretty book that has heart and wisdom and also a farting pony, but Kate Beaton does, and we are lucky that she does." -- Jon Klassen, Caldecott-winning creator of This Is Not My Hat and I Want My Hat Back

"It is the perfect, perfect book about girls, gender roles, and adorable ponies." -- Cory Doctorow,

* "[H]ip, modern, and absolutely refreshing... [T]his warrior princess breaks the mold -- and Beaton is in a class of her own." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "It's a smart, brisk story that tosses aside conventional ideas of what princesses (and ponies) are 'supposed' to be." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A highly recommended, charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "The perfect combination of heartwarming and hilarious." -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for Hark! A Vagrant

Included on more than twenty Year's Best lists, including Time, E!, Publishers Weekly, and

* "That rarest combination of literate irony and devastatingly funny humor." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Not only fun, but also a good lead-in for teens who may want to explore authors and events they first discover in the riffs here." -- School Library Journal

Other Awards for Kate Beaton:

2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent

2011 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work

2012 Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work

2012 Harvey Award Special Award for Humor in Comics

2012 Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist