Thursday, 28 July 2011

Fetlocks Hall 2: The Ghostly Blinkers by Babbette Cole (7 years +)

May 2010, Bloomsbury
126 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Children's, school series, 7 years + 

life at boarding school, friendships, very friendly ghosts, fundraising, a bit of magic, stubborn horse, lots of humour, 

Summary from Bloomsbury
Fetlocks Hall is in trouble! The school is desperately short of funds and, unless some money can be found, it may have to close! The Headmistress is not sure what to do. Penny is determined to help and draws on her magical powers in a nail-biting bid to solve the problem. Soon Penny and the ghosts, as well as many of the school’s ponies, are involved in an exciting race to the finish!

Nayuleska's reasons for loving Penny...even with her special talents as the Unicorn Princess, she still has to work hard to come up with solutions to problems. Being friends with the ghosts means she's able to explore all avenues to help her mortal friends. 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? The threat of being closed down for any institution is a great motivator. Without Fetlocks Penny wouldn't have as much fun, and the would would be at risk from Devilpeds. Ponies with attitude are a force to be reckoned with. 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? This book in particular took the story in directions I hadn't thought of. 

My favourite part was...when the truth of the ghostly blinkers is revealed - it is very funny. 

This second book in the series gets 10/10 from me. 

Be sure to check out Babbette's website for more information on Fetlocks Hall. 

Suggested read

Be sure you've read book one, The Unicorn Princess 

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