An imaginative and evocative tale by award-winning Margaret Wild about friendship, loss, life and dreams come true. Farmer Fred's farm and its endearing characters come to life through the book's rich illustrations.
On Farmer Fred's farm there were four old animals - Cow, Horse, Pig and Donkey. They had never been anywhere, never seen anything - just the farm, just its fields. Then, on the night Cow died, something extraordinary began to happen. She grew big, beautiful wings. She soared over mountains, over rivers, over the sea. She would go everywhere, she would see everything. For the first time, Farmer Fred and the animals began to imagine life beyond the farm - and it was beautiful.
This uplifting story combines sensitivity to an emotional issue with humour and pathos.
Margaret Wild is a multi award-winning author. She has written more than 40 picture books for children and has also written for young adults. Margaret is one of Australia's most popular children's authors and has also been published widely overseas.