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Author French, Jackie.

Title Ride the wild wind : the golden pony and other stories / Jackie French
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, [2002, [that is, 2001]
©2002, [that is


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Description 170 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge
Contents The golden pony -- Strangers on horseback -- Half a million horses -- Sir Grey Nose -- The Black Kid -- The baker's horse
Summary 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
Notes For children
Audience For children
Subject Horses -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Short stories, Australian.
Premier's Reading Challenge -- Year 7 - Year 9
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Horses -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories
Juvenile works.
Short stories.
ISBN 0207198306 :
Other Titles The Golden Pony
Strangers on horseback
Half a million horses
The black kid
Sir grey nose
The baker's horse