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My Little Pony Equestria Girls chapter books are a series of novellas based on the series. Books are being released every October, both in print and as e-books for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, or IBooks.


Through the Mirror

Equestria Girls Through the Mirror cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror by G. M. Berrow is the first Super Special book.[1] Steve Scott is credited for its cover design. Its story is an adaptation of My Little Pony Equestria Girls based on the screenplay by Meghan McCarthy. It was published on on October 1, 2013, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-24762-7.[2]

Summary

For a summary of the story presented in the film, see My Little Pony Equestria Girls#Summary.

"When her new crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Princess Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, in an alternate world, where she finds herself turned into... a girl!

"To regain her crown and return to Equestria, Twilight must learn to fit in in this strange new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to be crowned princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, she has the assistance of Spike and five girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back home."

Table of contents
Chapter titlePages
Chapter 1: The Princess Summit 1-14
Chapter 2: Sunset Shimmer Strikes at Night 17-25
Chapter 3: A Royal Predicament 27-39
Chapter 4: Through the Portal 41-48
Chapter 5: Storming the Castle 51-63
Chapter 6: Searching for Celestia 65-73
Chapter 7: A Lunchroom Divided 75-88
Chapter 8: Sunset Comes After Twilight 91-104
Chapter 9: The Wrong Kind of Attention 107-119
Chapter 10: The Definition of a Winner 121-132
Chapter 11: The Tails of Twilight Sparkle 135-142
Chapter 12: A Frame and a Flash 145-155
Chapter 13: The Truth About Equestria 157-163
Chapter 14: A Chance for the Dance 165-170
Chapter 15: The Canterlot High School Coronation 173-192
Chapter 16: The True Colors of Sunset 195-201
Chapter 17: After the Sun Sets 203-207
Chapter 18: Back to Equestria 209-216
A Special Surprise


  • In Their Element
  • Friends of a Feather
  • Canterlot School Spirit
  • A Shimmer of Hope
  • The Meaning of Magic
  • Princess Summit Agenda
  • Sweet Shoppe Dreams
  • Decorate Your Dream Dance
  • Put Your Best Hoof Forward
217-end
Differences between the book and the film
  • Sunset Shimmer trips over Spike's arm instead of his tail.
  • Twilight does not encounter a male student and his dog in front of Canterlot High School.
  • Pinkie Pie doesn't mention the human world's Twilight Sparkle and Spike.
  • In the video, Sunset appears telling viewers not to vote for Twilight.
  • The details of Sunset's smear campaign against Rarity during the Spring Fling are revealed.
  • Sunset Shimmer is present during Twilight's scene in Vice Principal Luna's office.
  • Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna wear gowns to the Fall Formal. In the movie, they wear their regular outfits.
  • Sunset threatens to destroy the portal to Equestria with a golf club instead of a sledgehammer.
  • Rainbow Dash is the only one who helps Spike try to keep the crown away from Sunset Shimmer, Snips, and Snails.
  • Sunset transforms while inside the school gym instead of on the front courtyard.
  • Sunset's transformed form includes a gnarled horn, a concept that would later be applied to Midnight Sparkle in Friendship Games.
  • Sunset Shimmer's transformed form shoots fireballs to turn Snips and Snails into creatures like her and to turn the students into zombies. In the movie, Sunset used magic beams to transform Snips and Snails and she used hypnosis to turn the students into zombies.
  • When the students are zombies, they have red eyes. In the movie, they have green eyes.
  • Various lines are altered.
  • In their altered forms, Twilight and Rarity's human counterparts have unicorn horns.
  • When the event is over, Sunset apologizes to the students instead of repairing the school with Snips and Snails.
  • When Twilight and Spike return to Equestria, her human friends are not shown reverting to ordinary humans and Pinkie Pie is not shown trying to follow them.


Rainbow Rocks

EG 2 Novel Cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks by Perdita Finn is a book published on April 8, 2014, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-28486-8.[3][4] It serves as a prequel to the film of the same name and is adapted from the first eight animated shorts, which coincide with the film.
Table of contents
Chapter title Pages
The Ponies in the Band
Guitar Centered
Dueling Guitars
Springtime's Soundtrack
The Case of the Missing Bass
Rock-and-Roll Hall of Shame!
Jam Session
A Walk on the Wild Side
The Pied Piper of Hamsters
Pinkie on the One
Drumroll, Please!
Snared!
Player Piano
Keyboard Magic
School of Rock
Music to Our Ears!
Dancing Room Only!
Differences between the book and the film
  • Mrs. Cake has an additional line, "Lovely day isn't it?"
  • After the girls play their instruments, their tails and ears disappear, unlike the shorts where they remain in their half-pony form near the end.
  • Twilight is not involved in getting the gym ready, but is mentioned; nor does she join the rest of her friends at the carnival.
  • There is additional dialogue in the music store.
  • Rarity also names another hamster "Mayfield Bumblepuss".
  • The ending of the hamster fiasco is different. Instead of making a snide comment, Rarity recognizes Fluttershy's musical talent and asks her to be the band's tambourinist.
  • The scene where Principal Celestia confiscates DJ Pon-3's headphones is replaced by a fire drill announced by Vice Principal Luna.
  • The guitar that Trixie "wins" after the shred-off is $1,200 instead of $12,000. It is also not a double-necked guitar.
  • The scene in the kitchen has more dialogue such as Pinkie asking Granny Smith what it means to fold.
  • Pinkie helps out Rarity with the banner instead of Rainbow Dash. There is also an additional scene that shows the unfortunate results of having too much glitter on the banner.
  • There are additional scenes with Trixie throughout.
  • There are also additional appearances of DJ Pon-3 throughout.
  • It is explained that Trixie gave Rarity the grand piano.
  • Instead of hearing the ringing of a kitchen timer, Rainbow Dash looks at her watch.
  • There is additional dialogue throughout the piano episode.
  • Granny Smith has a harder time remembering whom she sold Applejack's bass to.
  • The human versions of Flim and Flam wear boater hats just like their Equestrian counterparts.
  • Instead of Granny Smith passing by Applejack saying "Since when do you play the bass?" and Applejack face-palming, Trixie passes by Applejack saying "Are those costumes for your band?", and Applejack replies "Just for practicin'."
  • The scenes taking place in Equestria were created for the book to bridge the beginning and the end.
  • The verses of "Perfect Day for Fun" are extremely different. Only the choruses remain the same.
  • The carnival takes place before the band is formed. In the shorts, the band plays at the carnival.

Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event

Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks The Mane Event cover
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event by Perdita Finn is the junior novelization of the film Rainbow Rocks. It was published on October 7, 2014.[5]
Table of contents
Chapter title Pages
All the Wrong Notes 1-6
Pitch-Perfect Ponies 7-12
Sunset Shimmer's Blues 13-22
Music to Their Ears (and Tails!) 23-36
Out of Sync 37-44
Devilish Divas 45-54
Facing the Music 55-66
In the Key of Princess 67-78
Rainbow Road Trip 79-86
Reunion Rhythms 87-100
The Band to Beat 101-108
Pajama Jam 109-120
Princess in Peril 121-128
Backstage Backbiting 129-148
Friendship unplugged 149-156
Star Power 157-170
Dis-chords 171-174
Off the Charts (and under the Stage) 175-186
A Rainbow Reunion 187-196
Battle of the Bands 197-204
Curtain Calls 205-210
Rave Reviews for the Rainbooms! 211-216
A Special Surprise 217-end
Differences between the book and the film
  • Some of Sonata and Aria's arguments are slightly longer.
  • The Rainbooms are occasionally referred to by their original name, the Sonic Rainbooms.
  • Some dialogue is altered. For instance, Rarity's "past... ahem... booboos" is changed to "past misdeeds".
  • Sunset meets the Dazzlings in the main office instead of the foyer.
  • Pinkie's "off like this" visual gags are different.
  • As is customary with novelizations, most song lyrics are replaced by descriptive text and/or dialogue, with the exception of Under Our Spell, which is mostly written out.
  • When Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna become entranced, the say together in unison, "We've never wanted anything more."
  • Sunset gets the book from her car instead of her locker.
  • The books that belong to Sunset and Celestia are switched. The book that Sunset carries has Celestia's cutie mark on it instead of her own and the book in Equestria has Sunset's cutie mark instead of Celestia's.
  • There is additional dialogue for the Mane Six in the scene in Equestria.
  • The gag where Applejack and Pinkie play cards is not present and neither is Rainbow's line before Twilight returns to Canterlot High.
  • Rainbow Dash shows Twilight videos of all the main five transforming, not just herself.
  • Twilight doesn't shout, "Friendship is magic!"
  • Rainbow Dash invites Twilight to be the newest member of the Rainbooms instead of Rarity.
  • The gag with Spike photobombing Rarity, Fluttershy, and Sunset's selfie is not present.
  • During the rehearsal at Sweet Apple Acres, instead of the Rainbooms completely failing to turn into their half-pony forms, they partially transform. For example, Pinkie Pie only gets one pony ear.
  • Adagio calls the Rainbooms "the Rainblossoms" instead of Aria. In addition, Trixie does not intentionally call the Rainbooms by the wrong name like "Rainbrooms" or "Raingoons".
  • During Shake Your Tail, Twilight is mentioned to be playing tambourine and singing backup harmony, rather than Fluttershy.
  • The conversation between the Rainbooms before the semi-finals takes place in the janitor's closet instead of backstage. Additionally, during that conversation, Rarity is given a line of dialogue.
  • Whenever Trixie disappears, Pinkie doesn't catch her hiding.
  • During Awesome As I Wanna Be, Rainbow Dash's transformation is caused by Trixie holding up a poster of Twilight overshadowing her, rather than Rainbow just getting carried away.
  • Octavia's line "I knew she was still trouble" is given to a different girl and Octavia has a different line, "I'm a classically trained musician. It should have been me!"
  • Sweetie Belle has a line.
  • The Dazzlings begin playing guitars when they enter the amphitheater's stage, rather than just singing.
  • Instead of Spike simply opening the door under the stage, DJ Pon-3 pries it open with a crowbar.
  • DJ Pon-3's car does not transform into a DJ booth. Instead, she grabs some speakers from the trunk.
  • Some of the dialogue from when the girls are under the stage is moved to when they are on the hillside.
  • Twilight does not fire any projectiles at the Dazzlings; however, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack do, unlike in the movie.
  • Sunset has wings in her half-pony form.
  • Sunset removes the Dazzlings' pendants instead of the magic Alicorn destroying them.
  • Sunset only mentions that she plays the guitar, rather than her actually playing it.
  • There is an extra scene in Equestria in the end.
  • Shine Like Rainbows takes place in the music room, not the amphitheater.
  • The post-credits scene is absent.


Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine

Main article: Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine
Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine book cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine by Perdita Finn is an original Equestria Girls story set between the second and third films. Two editions of it were published on May 5, 2015, a Barnes & Noble Special Edition bearing ISBN 978-0-316-38650-0[6] and another edition bearing ISBN 978-0-316-41079-3.[7][8]

Summary

For a more detailed summary, see Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine#Summary.

"Return to the halls of Canterlot High and join the Equestria Girls for an original adventure in friendship and magic! Equestria Girls 4 is the fourth follow-up to fan-favorites, Through the Mirror, Rainbow Rocks, and The Mane Event."


The Friendship Games

Equestria Girls Friendship Games Book cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: The Friendship Games by Perdita Finn was published on October 6, 2015. bearing ISBN 978-0-316-41080-9. It is an adaptation of the film of the same name.[9][10]

With the exception of Chapter 19 and the activity pages, all of the chapter titles contain the word "game" in them.

Summary

"This chapter book picks up where Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine leaves off and ties into the next Equestria Girls movie!"

Table of contents
Chapter title Pages
A Whole New Ball Game 1-10
The Name of the Game 11-14
The Only Game in Town 15-22
Game Plan 23-34
She's Got Game 35-48
A Losing Game 49-56
Fun and Games 57-62
Two Can Play at That Game 63-70
Ahead of the Game 71-80
Game Changer 81-88
At the Top of Her Game 89-102
Let the Games Begin! 103-110
Playing Games 111-118
Game's Up 119-124
Back in the Game 125-140
Fair Game? 141-154
Endgame 155-164
Stop the Games! 165-174
Everyone's a Winner 175-182
Life After the Games 183-184
A Special Surprise 185-end
Differences between the book and the film
  • Applejack's guess as to why the mystery girl would mess with the statue is presented as an explanation. Rarity's guess is not present.
  • In the library scene, in addition to Rainbow Dash bringing up the sports CPA beats CHS in, Pinkie Pie also brings up all the other activities CPA beats them in.
  • CHS Rally Song is the only song to appear in the novelization, but it has slightly different lyrics.
  • In addition to showing Puppy Spike the device, Sci-Twi plugs it into her computer to upload the data collected from it.
  • Sunny Flare has a line at the bus station.
  • Cinch and Sci-Twi's meeting outside CHS, which was cut from the American TV showing, has less dialogue.
  • All of the energy being sucked out of the portal and the Equestria Girls is purple instead of their respective colors.
  • In the auditorium, in addition to the rift showing the Everfree Forest, Sci-Twi sees a rift showing Ponyville Town Hall.
  • The P.A. announcement before the Acadeca by Luna is instead given in the auditorium.
  • Trixie makes a concoction that explodes instead of Derpy. In addition, the running gag of her "disappearing" after the smoke clears reappears here.
  • Applejack doesn't say, "Oh, it puts you on a field, all right."
  • Dean Cadance does not appear to be certain that CHS won the Tricross Relay and also does not instruct all students to proceed to the gym.
  • The rift in the sky after the Tricross Relay shows Rainbow Falls instead of the Equestrian night sky. Some of the water from the Falls pours on top of the Rainbooms' heads.
  • Rainbow Dash corrects Cinch to say that only one of CHS's students had wings, adding, "And I didn't even cross the finish line."
  • The dialogue in the Wondercolts' corner before Capture the Flag is longer.
  • This additional exchange between Sunset and Midnight Sparkle:
Sunset Shimmer: You can't understand everything. No one can.
Midnight Sparkle: Oh, but I can! Oh, but I will!
  • While Midnight Sparkle is referred to by name in the narration, Sunset's alter ego, Daydream Shimmer, is not.
  • In the movie, Sour Sweet says, "Mostly it was her!" in reference to Principal Cinch. In the novel, she blames it on Sci-Twi, thereby invalidating her change of heart at the end of the movie.
  • When Cadance says to Twilight that she will talk to Celestia about letting her transfer to CHS, she adds about Celestia, "She's like an aunt to me," in reflection of the relationship between Princess Celestia and Princess Cadance in Equestria.
  • Twilight appears out of the portal as soon as the girls get ready to wrap up their picnic, instead of in the middle of it.
  • After Twilight says, "Make that the second strangest", all of her friends laugh, happy to see her.


Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise

Main article: Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise
Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise book cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise by Perdita Finn is an original Equestria Girls chapter book published on May 17, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-26699-4.[11]

Summary

For a more detailed summary, see Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise#Summary.

"Picking up where Equestria Girls: The Friendship Games leaves off, this original story follows Twilight Sparkle as she leaves Crystal Prep Academy behind for her new school, Canterlot High."[12]


The Legend of Everfree

Legend of Everfree book cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: The Legend of Everfree by Perdita Finn was published on September 6, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-39537-3. It is an adaptation of the film of the same name.

Summary

"A brand-new adventure awaits our Equestria Girls at Camp Everfree and you can read all about it in this exciting chapter book!

Camp Everfree is in danger of closing down! It's up to our Equestria Girls and their newfound super abilities to throw a Crystal Gala fundraiser to show their support and help save the camp!"[13]

Table of contents
Chapter titlePages
A Midnight Nightmare 1-10
Bus-ride Daydreams 11-18
Sunny with Scattered Clouds 19-38
Magic Gets Off the Ground 39-50
Down at the Docks 51-62
Campfire After Dark 63-70
Spooky Stories 71-80
The Mysterious Case of the Crash Landing 81-88
All Alone in the Woods 89-92
A Natural Nature Guide 93-98
Magical Mayhem! 99-118
Hiking After Sundown 119-128
Sparks in the Dark 129-134
A Superpowered Afternoon! 135-148
Flash Forward 149-156
On the Mystery Trail 157-164
Out-of-Control Geodes 165-174
A Fashion Show Fiasco 175-182
A Thorny Problem 183-188
Embrace the Magic! 189-202
A Crystal Ball 203-end
Differences between the book and the film
  • In Twilight's first nightmare, her friends have some extra dialogue, and in addition to Midnight Sparkle appearing, Twilight also transforms into Midnight Sparkle herself before she and the other Midnight Sparkle merge into one.
  • Spike has some extra lines before Twilight and Flash Sentry interact.
  • Sunset Shimmer is the only one who notices tension between Gloriosa Daisy and Timber Spruce.
  • Celestia and Luna have a slightly longer argument about the Camp Everfree sundial; their dialogue slightly alludes to Princess Celestia banishing Princess Luna to the moon.
  • Rainbow Dash is also assigned to the Emerald Tent with Pinkie Pie and Rarity.
  • Minor gags are absent, such as Sunset Shimmer playing with a flashlight.
  • Rarity, Pinkie, and Sunset have some additional lines of dialogue when the construction on the new dock begins.
  • In Timber Spruce's description of Gaea Everfree, he also adds that "her skin was made of dirt".
  • Rainbow Dash's super speed manifests earlier than in the film, but no one notices.
  • When Rarity's shield power first manifests, it makes a shield all around her instead of just in front of her.
  • Derpy's line is removed.
  • Rainbow Dash has an additional line of dialogue during the paper lanterns scene.
  • Gloriosa Daisy has an additional scene with Lyra Heartstrings and Trixie Lulamoon.
  • There is a different scene when Sunset tries to read Pinkie Pie's mind, and Sunset has a much more positive reaction to it.
  • Sunset and Twilight have some additional lines talking about Timber Spruce just before they enter the Crystal Cave.
  • The seven geodes are each placed on an individual pillar instead of being grouped together on one pillar.
  • Gloriosa's third flashback loops back to her line when she greets the campers through the P.A. system.
  • Gloriosa's final flashback with Timber Spruce is told entirely through narration.
  • There is additional dialogue in the Crystal Cave where Gloriosa is surprised that Spike can talk.
  • Snips does not comment on Gloriosa's height.
  • Applejack and Rarity have extra lines during the girls' "Save the day!" scene.
  • Twilight's inner struggle with Midnight Sparkle takes place in the outside world instead of inside her mind.
  • Gloriosa returns to normal and reunites with Timber before Twilight and her friends transform and destroy the brambles. They revert to their normal human appearances immediately afterward.
  • The scene in which Twilight and Timber almost kiss is replaced with extra lines:
Timber Spruce: This is awesome!
Twilight Sparkle: It kinda is, isn't it?


See also


References

  1. Fall 2013–Winter 2014 catalog. Little, Brown and Company (2013-03-13). Retrieved on 2013 April 26.
  2. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 June 4.
  3. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2014 January 26.
  4. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 2. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 November 25.
  5. Finn, Perdita (2014-03-03). My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 3. Amazon. Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  6. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine (B&N Edition). Retrieved on 2015 April 29.
  7. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine. Retrieved on 2015 April 29.
  8. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2014 November 16.
  9. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: The Friendship Games. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2015 March 19.
  10. Little, Brown and Company (2015-04-08). Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Fall 2015 / Winter 2016 Frontlist. Retrieved on 2014 June 24.
  11. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2015 October 18.
  12. Sethisto (2016-02-06). Equestria Girls 6, Halloween, Starlight Glimmer Books, and More Detailed in New Hatchette Release. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2016 February 6.
  13. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: The Legend of Everfree. Amazon. Retrieved on 2016 April 23.


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