'The Golden Pony' and Other Stories.
Five beautiful stories about horses and children . . . and about the jobs horses do for humans. From the pen of one of Australia's most respected and loved children's writers comes a collection of stories about horses and even stories from the horse's mouth!
There is a story about the first horse to be tamed thousands of years ago by a young girl in the story of 'The Golden Pony'; a story of horses and centaurs in Roman times; a glorious tale of a knight's horse in the days of King Arthur and Camelot; a heartbreakingly simple but deeply moving story of a young Aboriginal boy who is kept prisoner by a settler because the boy is the only one who can go near an aggressive black stallion. The baker's horse tells us his own story; and then there was the bushranger's horse . . . an exciting life indeed!
These stories are special; they are full of love and life, and they document, through fiction, the special relationship that has existed between humans and the horse. It is a collection that few children will be able to resist.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2002
- 135 x 210mm