Review: The Red Pony

The Red Pony
The Red Pony

I read The Red Pony by John Steinbeck as part of a summer reading program.  It was a great quick read. Always a good story to be had with Steinbeck. And this one has four! I’m looking forward to find out what happens to Jody when he grows up and if he and Black Demon are as good buddies and he thought.

Steinbeck has long been one of my favorite writers.  In my opinion you can not go wrong choosing to read one of his books.

The Red Pony Book Cover The Red Pony
John Steinbeck
Juvenile Fiction
Penguin UK
March 3, 2011

Young Jody Tiflin lives on his father's California ranch. He is thrilled when his father gives him a red pony, and later promises him the colt of a bay mare. Both these gifts bring joy to Jodi's life - but tragedy soon follows. As Jodi begins to learn the harsh lessons of life and death, he starts to understand what growing-up and becoming an adult really means.