Sunny and Jess Come Out of the Wild is a children's book, based upon a true story. Sunny and Jess are real Chincoteague ponies, born in the wild in 2014. Their story is told, describing their adventures as they were herded, corralled, driven across Assateague Channel, paraded down Main Street in the town of Chincoteague, separated from their mothers, and sold at auction to Bill and Sue Immen. Complimenting the lovely watercolor illustrations are the actual photographs of their adventures. Their story describes the historical pony penning week held in Chincoteague, VA, which is now in its 91st year.
This is the second book about the two real-life Chincoteague ponies, Sunny and Jess. After being purchased by the Immen family at the world-famous round-up and auction, the two colts were taken to Hawkeye Stables in Ridgely, MD where Debbie Roys Ober became their initial caregiver and trainer. The Immens returned to North Carolina to finish building their farm. This book tells about their adventures as they left the wild to learn how to live with humans. They were in Maryland for almost ten months.
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