Snow Pony

Alison Lester
AUD $15.95

Only Dusty can ride the Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her. A tough and tender novel about a family's struggle to hold together during harsh times, and fourteen-year-old Dusty's faith in a wild horse they said could never be tamed.

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.

From the author of the remarkable bestseller The Quicksand Pony.

'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.' - Stella Lees, Australian Book Review

Author bio:

Alison Lester grew up on a farm by the sea, and first rode a horse as a baby in her father's arms. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. Alison is involved in many community art projects and spends part of every year travelling to remote Indigenous communities, using her books to help children and adults write and draw about their own lives.

In 2012, Alison became Australia's first Children's Book Laureate, a position she shared with Boori Monty Pryor. In 2016, she 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 outstanding contribution to Australian literature and cultural and intellectual life.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781864489309
Awards: Short-listed YABBA Children's Choice Book Awards 2002 AU; Short-listed KOALA (Kids Own Australia Literary Awards, NSW) Awards 2002 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: April 2001
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 10 - 14
Subject: Young adult fiction