Scholastic Book FairsIt was a safe bet that Kate " Hark! A Vagrant! Beaton's first kids' picture book would be amazing, but The Princess and the Pony is incredible. Princess Pinecone is a the smallest warrior in a kingdom of warriors, and she lives for battle. But every year on her birthday, her parents give her a cuddly sweater. What she really wants is a mighty charger, from whose back she might smite other warriors. This year, Princess Pinecone put her foot down.
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton review – strength is a farting horse
A Vagrant! Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! Advance Praise for The Princess and the Pony "I don't know how you make such a pretty book that has heart and wisdom and also a farting pony, but Kate Beaton does, and we are lucky that she does. Beaton blurs the boundaries of traditional storytelling, marrying fantasy elements to pop culture with a free-associative swagger. This emerging genre, with its zinelike irreverence and joyful comedy, is hip, modern, and absolutely refreshing.
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Strong means strong: Black Widow, Ripley, Furiosa, the final girl whopping Jason with his own scythe. As Kate Beaton memorably illustrated in a series of her online cartoons , Hark! For freedom. For feminism! When she gets it, she too, like Sarah Connor, will murder her way through shoals of villains, laughing as she bathes in gouts of blood.