Article Title

Polonius the Pit Pony


Maryn Wheeler


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Pony, Coal Mining, Traveling People

Document Type

Book Review


After Polonius, a pit pony, flees the coal mine where he works, he joins a Traveling family. He wishes to show his gratitude to Lucretia and her welcoming family, especially since he is not very useful to them. One foggy morning, the family needs to get a shipment of goods down to the docks. They cannot drive in such dense fog, and their usual horses are too afraid to pull it. Since Polonius had worked in the dark coal mines, he is not afraid to find his way in the fog. Polonius saves the day as he guides the shipment to the docks before the ship leaves.