The Snow Pony

The Snow Pony

Alison Lester

Children's Books

ALISON LESTER: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13Only Dusty can ride the wild Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her. Three years of drought have reduced the Riley's farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. A trip to the mountains to muster their cattle promises a fresh start, but sudden violence erupts into the peaceful landscape. Now Dusty and her beautiful brumby are tested as never before.'Lester tells a gripping yarn, brimming with classic pictures. Dusty emerges as a true mountain girl with a new friend who can match her in courage.' Australian Book Review
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The Quicksand Pony

The Quicksand Pony

Alison Lester

Children's Books

The fifteenth-anniversary edition of Alison Lester's gripping horseback adventure, set in the rugged yet romantic Australian coastal bush. With extra commentary by the author.'Biddy, I'm sorry, we're going to have to leave her.''What?' Biddy struggled out of the quicksand. 'You can't leave her! The tide's coming in. She'll drown!'But the pony is trapped and Biddy is forced to go on without her. Next day the only signs of Bella are hoofprints in the sand...with small footprints and the paw marks of a dog. Who could be so small and be alone on this remote beach?Biddy's search takes her into wild secret country where she discovers the truth about a mysterious disappearance that happened many years ago.Alison Lester's picture books are loved by families all around the world. In this gripping adventure story, set in the Australian bush she knows so well, she reveals herself as a born storyteller.
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