Running with the Horses by Alison Lester

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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?

 

About Alison Lester

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Alison Lester is one of the most popular and best-selling writers and illustrators of children's books in Australia, and has won many awards there.  Her career spans over 21 years and includes the Clive Eats Alligators series, The Quicksand Pony, and Are We There Yet? which one the Australian CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award in 2005.
 
Published February 1, 2011 by NorthSouth. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When war closes the Academy, the horses are taken away by truck—but as Nina's father waits with the last of them the battle reaches the city, and they must flee on the horses themselves.

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