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The fifth book in a bestselling junior fiction series inspired by true stories from the Wilson Sisters' childhoods. The chance of a lifetime — training a dream pony into a champion!

In the fifth Showtym Adventure, Kelly's new pony is gorgeous, talented and a whole world of trouble. Will he overcome his problems to reach his potential?

With Cameo sold to upgrade their family horse truck, 11-year-old Kelly has to find a new pony for just a fraction of the cost. Her troubled search ends when she meets Koolio. She is convinced the gorgeous grey is a champion in the making.

But Koolio also comes with some big problems. Within weeks poor Kelly battered and bruised and ready to give up on him. That is, until her big sister Vicki comes up with a plan that could change everything. Will Koolio get past his bad behaviour to become the winner Kelly and her sisters believe he can be?

This story of generosity and confidence restored is inspired by the Wilson Sisters’ early years.

Reviews

[W]onderful female protagonists . . . Koolio, the Problem Pony is the next instalment in the real-life adventures of the Wilson Sisters which will delight equestrian lovers young and old . . . the sisters' genuine love for each other shines through on the pages . . . This will have huge appeal to children involved in pony club and show jumping from ages 7-12 years and as a read aloud for even younger children.

Michele Powles, The Sapling

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143772262

    February 5, 2019

    Puffin

    176 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook

    9780143772279

    February 5, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    176 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
Article
Fact Behind Fiction: The Real Life Showtym Adventure Ponies

Each story in the Showtym Adventures series is inspired by a true event from the Wilson sisters’ childhood, so every pony featured in the series has a real-life counterpart! We talked to Kelly Wilson to find out more about the real-life Showtym ponies.

Also by Kelly Wilson