A little girl whose family runs a travelling show falls in love with some wild ponies...but what will she do when she realises they long to be set free?
LONG-LISTED: 2020 ABIA's, Children's Picture Book of the Year
LONG-LISTED: 2020 Indie Book Awards, Indie Book of the Year Children's category
SHORT-LISTED: 2020 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, Five to Eight Years category
Matilda loves staying at Grandma Lucky's, riding Luna in the front paddock and playing with the painted ponies in their carved wooden wagon.
The gold palomino, the chestnut, the bay,
the pinto, the brown and the dappley grey.
One day, Lucky tells Matilda about when she was a little girl and the real ponies were her friends...
A big, beautiful story about friendship and freedom, from Australia's favourite picture book creator, Alison Lester.