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; and then there's the outlaw's horse fleeing the police. 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's books for children have included The Book of Unicorns, Somewhere Around the Corner and Hitler's Daughter. 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.