Ages 5 to 8 years.unlikely ingredients of salt water, seashells, and ponies. When the elderly Mr. and Mrs. Emory went to the beach at Chincoteague, they learned that the annual Pony Penning and Firemen's Carnival was soon to occur. They returned to enjoy the events and Mrs. Emory bought some raffle tickets, hoping to win a foal. If she did, she told Mr Emory, they would bring the small pony home and their grandchildren could help care for it. What happens next will beguile children and their parents and grandparents alike.