Blue Ribbon Summer (Marguerite Henry's Ponies of Chincoteague)
Brooke brings her pony to summer camp in this second book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague.
Brooke Rhodes is excited to go to sleepaway riding camp for two weeks with her Chincoteague pony, Foxy. However, camp doesn't turn out to be quite as fun as Brooke expected. The other girls all know each other already, and they don't seem interested in bringing a newbie into their group. Besides that, they're all riding tall, fancy, super well-trained show horses--not scruffy young Chincoteague ponies. Then Brooke overhears that this might be the last summer for the camp. She asks for help from her online Pony Post friends--Maddie Martinez, Hayley Duncan, and Nina Peralt--but she still has to wonder: will everyone work together to save the camp, or will this summer be their last hurrah?
Four horse lovers unite and create a private message board where they post about all things horses, especially their own horses. Each book focuses on one of the four girls, giving insight on their personal life, adventures with the horses, and comments from the other girls in the message group. The eight books in the series includes 2 books about each of the girls—Maddie, Nina, Brooke, and Haley. Each story is approximately 180 pgs, and includes a short glossary in the back with mentioned horse terms and definitions, pb.