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  • Published: 30 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143507291
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Running with the Horses

young readers’ edition

Running with the Horses is a stunning picture book by Alison Lester, the much-loved creator of Are We There Yet? and many other treasured books for children. Young readers will love this beautifully illustrated classic story of adventure and friendship.

A young girl’s faith in an extraordinary old horse makes this an unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship.

From one of Australia’s most-loved children’s book creators comes this classic story of adventure that will be treasured by young readers everywhere.

  • Pub date: 30 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143507291
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special.

In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books, and won numerous prestigious awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Kissed by the Moon, Running with the Horses, Sophie Scott Goes South and My Dog Bigsy – to name just a few. Alison Lester became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate in 2012, a position shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, Alison was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature, and in 2018 she became the first children's book writer to win the Melbourne Prize for Literature, for her contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.

Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.

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Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Honour Award • 2010 • Younger Readers

  • American Booksellers Book of the Year

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Best Designed Picture Book

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Book of the Year for Younger Children

  • Prime Minister's Literary Award

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Children's Fiction

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Lower Primary

  • Melbourne Prize for Literature

    Winner • 2018 • Alison Lester

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