Peter Clover was born in London in 1952. His first book was Drawing Horses and Ponies,
and the first pony book he illustrated was Christine Pullein-Thompson’s The Best
Pony for Me! He is best known for writing the Sheltie series, which is aimed at
young readers. There have been American authors who have written for this age group
before (C W Anderson’s Billy and Blaze is a particularly good example), but Peter
Clover is one of the first British authors to do so. The Sheltie series, about Sheltie
the Shetland pony and his owner Emma now runs to 24 titles. Many of them are still
in print, and the earlier titles have gone into further editions.
Peter Clover has also written a series on donkeys (which is a rarity these days:
donkey stories have never been thick on the ground) as well as the Rescue Riders
series, again for the younger reader.
1 Sheltie the Shetland Pony, 1996 2 Sheltie Saves the Day, 1996 3 Sheltie and the
Runaway, 1996 4 Sheltie Finds a Friend, 1996 5 Sheltie to the Rescue, 1997 6 Sheltie
in Danger, 1997 7 Sheltie Rides to Win, 1998 8 Sheltie and the Saddle Mystery, 1998
9 Sheltie Leads the Way, 1998 10 Sheltie The Hero, 1998 11 Sheltie in Trouble, 1998 12
Sheltie and the Stray, 1998 13 Sheltie and the Snow Pony, 1999 14 Sheltie on Parade,
1999 15 Sheltie For Ever, 1999 16 Sheltie on Patrol, 1999 17 Sheltie Goes to School,
1999 18 Sheltie Gallops Ahead, 1999 19 Sheltie in Double Trouble, 1999 20 Sheltie
in Peril, 2000 21 Sheltie by the Sea, 2000 22 Sheltie and the Foal, 2000 23 Sheltie
Races On, 2000 24 Sheltie at the Funfair, 2001
Compilations The Big Adventure, 1999 The Big Present, 1999 The Big Show, 1999 The Big
Surprise, 1999 The Big Wish, 2000 The Big Discovery, 2000
Emma doesn’t want to move to the country, but then she meets Sheltie and he changes
her mind. They even manage to solve the mystery of Mr Crock’s disappearing cabbages.
Sheltie Saves the Day
Sheltie finds a treasure map, which could be the thing they need to
save Horseshoe Pond being sold. Unfortunately, Emma and Sheltie aren’t the only ones
to be looking for the treasure.
Sheltie and the Runaway
Sheltie and Emma come to the rescue when their friend Sally, and her
pony Minnow, run away.
Sheltie Finds A Friend
Mudlark, a donkey comes to stay, but one morning he disappears. Will Sheltie and
Emma be able to find Mudlark before his owner comes back?
Sheltie to the Rescue
Emma thinks Summerland Bay will be the best holiday ever, especially
as Sheltie is coming too. However, Alice Parker is there too, but when she and her
pony get into trouble, Sheltie is the only one who can save them.
Sheltie in Danger
Sheltie saves Emma when she falls through the ice, but his dipping makes him very
ill. Emma is determined to save Sheltie’s life.
Sheltie Rides to Win
Emma and Sheltie are awaiting Little Applewood’s first Pony Show, but Melody Parker
is determined to win by fair means or foul. It’s up to Sheltie to show her the error
of her ways.
Sheltie and the Saddle Mystery
Saddles have been stolen from the villages around Little Applewood,
and Emma hatches a plan to solve the mystery.
Sheltie Leads the Way
A special pony scavenger hunt has been organised, and Emma is sure she’ll win, but
when they’re out on the moor, a mist comes down and cuts one of the riders, Joanna,
off on the moor.
Sheltie the Hero
Everyone’s going away for a weekend break, including Sheltie. They’re travelling
in a horse-drawn caravan, but lazy Toby, who pulls the caravan, puts the family in
Sheltie in Trouble
Gregory is a holiday visitor to Emma’s village, and at first she’s happy to make
friends. Then Gregory starts to treat Sheltie as his own, and one day Emma catches
him riding Sheltie without permission. Then Sheltie disappears....
Sheltie and the Stray
Emma and Sheltie want the stray dog to stay, but then he disappears. Emma decides
she simply has to find him, but her search leads her into trouble. Sheltie is the
only one who knows where she is.
Sheltie and the Snow Pony
Emma and Sheltie find a very thin pony tethered in the snow and left to fend for
himself. It’s up to Emma and Sheltie to come to the rescue.
Sheltie on Parade
Sheltie For Ever
Many yeras ago, there was a chalk pony cut out of Barrow Hill, and Sheltie and Emma
want to find it before a bypass is built over the hill.
Sheltie on Patrol
A prize pig has been stolen, and if Emma and Sheltie can find it, the reward money
will pay for a new bridle.
Sheltie Goes to School
Sheltie is giving pony rides at Emma’s school fete, but he develops
a great interest in the caretaker’s shed.
Sheltie Gallops Ahead
Emma and Sally are practising for a cross country competition.
Sheltie in Double Trouble
Sheltie has a double.... Topper. Only Emma can tell them apart, and then Topper’s
owner takes Sheltie by mistake. Emma has to find him before she loses him for ever.
Sheltie in Peril
Sheltie has a terrible accident, and the vet thinks he will never walk
again. Emma is determined to get him back to normal.
Sheltie By The Sea
Emma is looking forward to a holiday in Clifftop Cottage at Summerland
Bay, but instead they have to stay at The Golden Anchor. Sheltie's friend Mary, who
runs an animal hospital, is pleased to see them but she is having financial problems
and the hospital needs repairing.
Sheltie and the Foal
Sheltie at the Funfair
A funfair is coming to Little Applewood, but when it arrives, someone sets out to
try and ruin the rides. Only Emma and Sheltie can save the day.
Sheltie Races On
Emma has been training Sheltie for a carriage race, but when the driver
of the carriage has an accident and can’t continue, Emma decides to learn to drive