Peter Clover

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Peter Clover
Born (1952-06-09) 9 June 1952 (age 65)[1]
Islington, North London
Nationality English
Occupation Writer, Illustrator
Notable work Sheltie the Shetland Pony series

Peter Clover (b. Islington, North London, 9 June 1952) is an English children's book author and illustrator best known for the Sheltie the Shetland Pony series, featuring a young girl, Emma, and her shaggy Shetland pony. In addition Peter Clover has created four other short series: Rescue Riders, Hercules, Donkey Diaries, and Little Bridge Farm, along with numerous standalone titles.

His inspiration for the Sheltie pony books comes from when he used to live in Exmoor in Devon. Peter said, "I wanted to spend my time doing the two things I enjoyed most – writing and creating pictures. Adventure stories for kids seemed like a brilliant idea and I just love it. Being able to create an entire village like Little Applewood and bringing all the characters to life gives me such a buzz." He is also known for his contemporary abstract paintings. His latest book is The Attack of the Killer Frogs, a children's horror story, published by A & C Black. and



  • Drawing Horses and Ponies, Hamlyn Children's (London, England), 1994
  • The Best Pony for Me!, Macdonald (Hemel Hempsted, England), 1995
  • The Phantom Pony, Corgi (London, England), 1999
  • The Storm Pony, Corgie (London, England), 2000
  • Dead Cool, Barrington, Stoke (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2003
  • Dead Cooler, Barrington Stoke, 2007
  • The Tale of Black-Eye Jack, Barrington Stoke, 2009
  • Tam O'Shanter, Illustrations only, Barrington Stoke 2009
  • Fearless, illustrations only, Barrington Stoke,2009
  • The Best Pony For Me, illustrations only, Macdonald Young Books
  • The Attack of the Killer Frogs, A & C Black, 2012

Sheltie the Shetland Pony[edit]

The Sheltie the Shetland Pony books were published by Puffin Books in the UK. The first seven were also published by Aladdin Paperbacks in the US.

  • Sheltie the Shetland Pony, UK: 1996, US: 2000
  • Sheltie Saves the Day!, UK: 1996, US: 2000
  • Sheltie and the Runaway, UK: 1996, US: 2000
  • Sheltie Finds a Friend, UK: 1996, US: 2000
  • Sheltie in Danger, UK: 1997, US: 2001
  • Sheltie to the Rescue, UK: 1997, US: 2000
  • Sheltie Rides to Win, UK: 1998, US: 2001
  • Sheltie in Trouble, 1998
  • Sheltie and the Saddle Mystery, 1998
  • Sheltie Leads the Way, 1998
  • Sheltie the Hero, 1998
  • Sheltie on Parade, 1999
  • Sheltie and the Stray, 1998
  • Sheltie the Snow Pony, 1999
  • The Big Adventure, 1999
  • Sheltie on Patrol, 1999
  • Sheltie Goes to School, 1999
  • Sheltie Gallops Ahead, 1999
  • The Big Show, 1999
  • Sheltie: The Big Surprise, 1999
  • Sheltie in Double Trouble, 1999
  • Sheltie Forever, 1999
  • The Big Present, 1999
  • Sheltie in Peril, 2000
  • Sheltie and the Foal, 2000
  • Sheltie: The Big Wish, 2000
  • Sheltie by the Sea, 2000
  • Sheltie Races On, 2000
  • Sheltie at the Funfair, 2001

Rescue Riders[edit]

The Rescue Riders books were published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1998.

  • Race against Time
  • Fire Alert
  • Ghost Pony


The Hercules books were published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2000.

  • New Pup on the Block
  • Operation Snowsearch
  • Treasure Hound

Donkey Diaries[edit]

The Donkey Diaries books were published by Oxford University Press.

  • Donkey Danger, 2001
  • Donkey Disaster, 2001
  • Donkey Drama, 2001
  • Donkey in Distress, 2002

Little Bridge Farm[edit]

The Little Bridge Fam books were published by Scholastic Corporation in 2007.

  • Oscars New Friends
  • Smudge Finds The Trail
  • Tiger's Great Adventure
  • Dilly Saves The Day
  • Socks Cleans Up


  1. ^ a b "Peter Clover". Penguin Books Authors. Penguin Books. Retrieved 2009-09-06.