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Ride the Wild Wind: The Golden Pony and Other Stories (2002)

by Jackie French

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0207198306, Paperback)

From the pen 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!

The story of the first horse to be tamed hundreds of years ago by a young girl; another story of horses and centaurs in Roman times; a glorious tale of King Arthur's horse in the days of Camelot; a heartbreakingly simple but deeply moving story of a young Aboriginal boy, kept prisoner by a settler because the boy is the only one who can ride an aggressive black stallion; the baker's horse tells us the story of his time, the time before motor cars; and then there's the outlaw's horse fleeing the police – an exciting life indeed!

These special stories will appeal to all lovers of horse tales. It is a collection that few children, or adults, will be able to resist.

Jackie French is a full-time writer. She has columns in print media and presents on radio and television in Australia. Her books for children have included The Book of Unicorns and Somewhere Around the Corner and Hitler's Daughter, which were both published in the United States. Hitler's Daughter won the Australian Children's Book Council Younger Readers Award and How to Guzzle Your Garden was shortlisted for the CBC Award for Information Books.

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(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:33 -0400)

This book is a collection of six 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.… (more)

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