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From one of Australia’s best-loved children’s book creators comes a beautiful new edition of this unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship.

From one of Australia’s best-loved children’s book creators comes a beautiful new edition of this unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship.

Nina lives with her father above the palace stables at the Royal Academy of Dancing Horses. She loves watching the famous white stallions as they parade for the crowds, but her favourite horse is a mare called Zelda – an old cab horse Nina often pats on her way home from school.

When Nina’s world changes dramatically, she and her father have to flee from the city. Their journey over the mountains with Zelda and the stallions seems impossible, with danger at every turn. It will require all of Nina’s bravery, daring and faith in an extraordinary old horse.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781760892760

    October 1, 2019

    Puffin

    96 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Paperback

    9780143507291

    May 30, 2016

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2010
    Honour Award
    Younger Readers
  • American Booksellers Book of the Year
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Best Designed Picture Book
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Younger Children
  • Prime Minister's Literary Award
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Children's Fiction
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Lower Primary
  • Melbourne Prize for Literature
    2018
    Winner
    Alison Lester

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