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Pony Mystery Photograph Competition

Puffin Books


The highly anticipated, unforgettable new story from the internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning author of Wonder, R.J. Palacio.

When Silas Bird wakes in the dead of night, he watches powerlessly as three strangers take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool… who happens to be a ghost. But then a mysterious pony shows up at his door, and Silas knows what he has to do. So begins a perilous journey to find his father – a journey that will connect him with his past, his future, and the unknowable world around him.

PONY is destined to become a future classic. With over 16 million copies sold worldwide, Wonder has inspired countless readers to change the way they think about others – and to #ChooseKind. To continue building R.J. Palacio’s brand awareness, we will use a similar campaign theme in Pony, focusing on Silas’ courageous quest to find his father with #ChooseCourage. Join Silas on a journey that will change his life forever…

The Competition

To celebrate the book being published, Puffin books have an exciting competition!

To enter the competition, look at the photograph below.

Then answer these two questions: Who do you think this woman is, and what can you tell me about her? (Maximum word count 250)

Five winners will receive a copy of Pony and Wonder!

How to enter

You can send us your answer using the ‘Submit an image’ options at the bottom of this page. Make sure you’re logged in to your profile first as we need to know how to contact you if you win.

Or you can send your drawing by email, to

Or by post, to

Kimberley Sheehan,
The Reading Agency,
52e Brooke Road,
N16 7RX

1. The competition period will start at 9am on Monday 6 September and end at midnight on Monday 1 November. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
2. To enter, entrants should send their entry to Kimberley Sheehan, The Reading Agency, 52e Brooke Road, London, N16 7RX or email it with your name, address and age to with the subject line ‘Pony Competition’.
3. The Competition is open to children aged 13 and under on Monday 1 November
4. The Competition is only open to entrants in the UK.
5. Any contact information will only be used if you are selected as a winner. All entrants data will be kept until the winner has received their prize and within 30 days of the winner being confirmed, the data will be destroyed.
6. There will be five winners who will each receive a copy of Pony and Wonder.
7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
8. The Winners will be notified via email. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, the Organiser reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
9. Puffin Books shall not be responsible for any inaccurate contact details provided by Qualifying Entrants/Winners in accordance with paragraph 8 above, which results in the Prize not being delivered.
10. Puffin Books’ decision will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.
11. We are sorry but entries will not be returned.
12. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England.
13. By entering the Competition, you accept these terms and conditions.