Thorndyke was not a newspaper reader. He viewed with extreme disfavour all scrappy and miscellaneous forms of literature, which, by presenting a disorderly series of unrelated items of information, tended, as he considered, to destroy the habit of consecutive mental effort. "It is most important," he once remarked to me, "habitually to pursue a definite train of thought, and to pursue it to a finish, instead of flitting indolently from one uncompleted topic to another, as the newspaper reader is so apt to do. Still, there is no harm in a daily paper-so long as you don't read it."
Chevalia is an enchanted island where ponies and horses rule, its magic powered by eight golden horseshoes hanging in the royal castle-thanks to Pippa and Princess Stardust finding them all. Her task complete, Pippa has returned to our world . . . but her friends in Chevalia are never far away.
In A Singing Star, Pippa is happy she's been given a part in the school play, but she's having trouble with her lines. She seeks inspiration in Chevalia from superstar songstress Diva-but someone has stolen Diva's voice! Can Pippa and Stardust help Diva realize that she's more than just her talent before the upcoming Royal Pony Gala? Offering a brand new mystery to solve and black and white illustrations throughout, this winning combination of princesses, ponies and collectible jewelry is sure to enchant readers.