The first novel from three-time Newbery Honor–winning writer Zilpha Keatley Snyder's: a mystical fairytale about a girl, a magic amulet, and one unforgettable summer Life is difficult for Pamela. She usually lives with her two aunts because her father is always traveling for work. But this summer, Pamela's father has promised to take her away with him. On the day of their departure, however, he breaks his promise. Instead, he leaves Pamela an amulet engraved with mysterious lettering that he claims has magical properties. Pamela is skeptical, but things change quickly when the necklace summons a rainbow-colored herd of ponies. With them is a wild boy known only as Ponyboy, who lives with ponies and charms them. What was once destined to be the most boring summer imaginable becomes one that Pamela will never forget. This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.