Price, Katie

About the author

Katie Price (aka Jordan) is much better known for her celebrity lifestyle than she is for her writing career. Her books are ghost-written, and she is one of the best paid authors in the field, according to Wikipedia, having received a £300,000 advance for her books from Random House. There are two things to be said for her series: she does appear to know what she’s talking about, and she steers well clear of fantasy.

Tim Teenan of The Times describes the covers of the series as ‘enough to rot your teeth.’ As for the contents, the stories are adequate: if linguistic style is your thing, they are not ‘well good’. I heartily dislike their concentration on their heroines’ appearance, and the illustrations are appalling. There have been no Perfect Ponies books for some years, so it looks as if both publisher and author have lost interest.

Finding the books
All appear to be in print.

Links and sources
Katie Price’s website
My review of the books

Series

The Showing series






Bibliography


Here Comes the Bride

Bantam, London, 2007, 103 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Jess and her firiends love spending all their free time at Vicki’s riding school. Vicki is due to be chief bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, and to celebrate, the friends decide to organise a special surprise, but everything goes wrong.

Little Treasures

Bantam, London, 2007, 101 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Vicki decides to treat the girls to a Treasure Hunt. One of the other pupils, Henrietta, is determined to win, and for a while it looks as if she might.

Fancy Dress Ponies

Bantam, London, 2007, 104 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Jess and her friends are going to enter a Fancy Dress competition, but Henrietta looks as if she will spoil everything.

Pony Club Weekend

Bantam, London, 2007, 128 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Vicki is running a pony club weekend for the girls, but for Cara it’s the first time she’s been away from home since her Dad died. How will she cope?

The New Best Friend

Bantam Books, London, 2008, 105 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Amber and Jess have been friends for a long while, but when a new girl starts at the stables, Amber wants to be her friend. Jess feels threatened.

Ponies to the Rescue

Bantam, London, 2007, 105 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Dumpling, the oldest pony in the stables, dies, and the girls try to do something to cheer Vicki up.

Star Ponies

Bantam, London, 2007, 105 pp, illus Dynamo Design

A television programme is going to be filmed at the stables: the girls are all thrilled, and work really hard on the ponies. But who will be chosen to take part?

Pony‘n’ Pooch

Bantam Books, London, 2008, 105 pp, illus Dynamo Design

The girls are entering a competition with ponies and dogs. Mel really wants to do well, but when her father makes a surprise announcement, she’s put off.

Pony in Disguise

Bantam Books, London,, 2008, 104 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Vicki’s holding an Easter competition: everyone is so busy getting ready for it that no one notices that one of the ponies has gone missing.

Stage Fright

Bantam, London, 2009, 104 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Vicki plans an Open Day at the stables. There will be all sorts of things going on, including a play. Cara suffers from terrible stage fright.

Secrets and Surprises

Bantam, London, 2009, 104 pp, illus Dynamo Design

Something’s wrong with Darcy: Amber is horrified when she finds out Darcy might have to sell her pony.

Wild West Weekend

Bantam Books, London, 2010, 105 pp, illus Dynamo Design

The girls are all really looking forward to their holiday, but disaster strikes, and when it does, who will help them?