ALISON LESTER: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012-13..Bonnie and Sam are best friends. No one loves horses the way they do. When Bonnie whispers to them, they understand, and Sam always kws if they need a drink, or a hug, or a race around the paddock...The girls ride together whenever they can. This summer they have a great adventure when they go mustering sheep and find suspicious tracks leading out to the beach ...Illustrated in full colour throughout.
Alison Lester is the creator of many popular and award-winning children's books, many of which reflect her own country childhood. The Snow Pony was shortlisted for both YABBA and KOALA awards, reflecting its popularity with young readers. The Quicksand Pony was shortlisted for the National Children's Award, Festival Awards for Literature in 1998, and in 1999 was the winner of the WAYRBA. Her picture book Are We There Yet? was the winner of the 2005 CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book award...Alison Lester was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012 and 2013...Roland Harvey is one of Australia's best-loved illustrators, with a distinctly larrikin style. Some of his best-loved books include My Place in Space (with Robin and Sally Hirst and Joe Levine), Burke and Wills, The First Fleet, Sick As (with Gael Jennings) and the best-selling At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City series. Roland was the recipient of the 2005 Dromkeen Medal.