A collection of four delightful animal stories for the confident young reader in a beautifully illustrated slip-cover.
'The Enchanted Horse,' by Magdalen Nabb
As soon as Irina sees the wooden horse in the junk shop window, all she wants is to take it home with her. Irina is sad and lonely and she knows that the little horse is lonely too. But she doesn't know that this dusty little horse with the tattered mane is really an enchanted horse . . .
'A Goosey Farm Story: Dog's Journey' by Gene Kemp
For the first time in their lives, Widget and her little brother Tim can roam about the hills and fields with their two dogs Russet and Dizzy Frizzy. And Sam the Boss Cat is never far away, usually waiting to pounce on Russet! After a shaky start - and a few scraps - Tim and Widget are making new friends. With the added excitement of puppies to look forward to, everything seems perfect at Goosey. But autumn brings change and, with the first sparkle of frost in the air, comes an unforgettable tragedy . . .
'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo - winner of the Smarties Prize and the Writer's Guild Award
Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures their friendship will never be forgotten.
'The Dancing Bear' by Michael Morpurgo
High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable, beloved by the whole village - safe, until the arrival of a glamorous film crew who need a dancing bear . . .