Nina and her father live in a beautiful riding school famous for their Lippizaners--precious, rare performing horses.??Nina loves the horses that her father looks after, but she also loves Zelda, one of the old carriage horses who she sneaks out to see.? It's a perfect world for a little girl, although she has to compete with her father's work for his attention.? But a war is coming, one that will threaten their lives and the very existence of the school.?When the city is under attack, Nina and Father are in charge of fleeing with the horses to a safe place across the border, but can they pass enemy soldiers, bombed out bridges and the fearsome cold of the Alps to get there?? And can Nina save her beloved Zelda, too?
This book has been graded for interest at 4-8 years.
There are 32 pages in this book. This is a picture book. A picture book uses pictures and text to tell the story. The number of words varies from zero ('wordless') to around 1k over 32 pages. Picture books are typically aimed at young readers (age 3-6) but can also be aimed at older children (7+). This book was published 2011 by Northsouth Books .
Alison Lester is one of Australia's best picture-book makers. Her books include: Imagine, Magic Beach, My Farm, Yikes! and Alice and Aldo. Alison Lester was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012 and 2013.