Friday, 9 July 2010

She's back!

Catnip Publishing have re-published the first two Jinnies, and here (with many thanks to Catnip for sending me the photos) they are:







The chestnut Arab is rather gorgeous. It's been a bumper year so far this far for the reissued pony book, with Jill's Gymkhana, Follyfoot and now Jinny. Ironically, despite being far more like Jinny (a bit of a loner, always drawing, and with a head often elsewhere) it was Jill I preferred as a child. Jill always seemed so very sorted out, and nothing phased her. It did me. It did Jinny too. I've come round to Jinny far more as I've grown older; perhaps because I now appreciate Jinny for what she is.

All power to Catnip, who are the wild child's latest publishers. The Summer Riders will be out in October this year.



7 comments:

Alison said...

How funny - I loved Jill when younger and couldn't get on with Jinny - total reversal now too!! Well done on your anniversary too - loved your last blog post and cannot believe how the years have flown by ! Ali

Shelley said...

I'm a writer, but I've done volunteer work with teens, and this post reminds me of one girl I had who had been put in foster care and who had probably never seen a real horse, yet reading about horses was one of her favorite things to do.

Juxtabook said...

I also prefered Jill but I still liked Jinny. I think have my copies somewhere - must dig them out for a re-read. I really enjoyed my Jill re-read last year.

mairi mackechnie said...

i can't tell you how excited i am to read this - jinny and shantih were my absolute favourites! i mean, i liked jill and jackie and every other pony-book i could ever get my hands on, but jinny spoke to me a way those other girls just didn't. i still have all my original books (they took me years to collect) and i'd be loath to part with them.

i'm so thrilled that a new, younger generation of pony fans are going to get to meet jinny - i'm sure they'll love her to. =)

Jaynedge said...

Was never a Jill fan, it was Jinny all the way. I still have all 13 books and am past the 40ish mark!! There was something about these books that made me into the arab mad person I am today. I vowed as a child that I would get one one day........now I have 2!! Fabulous books and I'm loving the new cover. Just so happens I know the horse on the cover too! Jayne

Rachael said...

Oh, I was a Jinny lover. I liked Jill, and I think she and Augusta from I Wanted a Pony influenced me, giving me a love of English country life. But I adored Jinny, and still do. The books are magical.

Jane Badger said...

Jaynedge - if you could let me know who the horse is that would be brilliant!

Rachael, I think the books are now officially out, and have been added to the Catnip website.