The Midnight Horse
Publication Date: July 2004
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On a coach bound for Cricklewood, the orphan boy Touch caught his first glimpse of the haunt named The Great Chaffalo. According to rumor, he was once a famous magician who could turn a pile of straw into a horse. Now, Touch needs the ghost's help in order to escape his wicked great-uncle. So, with an armload of straw and a determined spirit, Touch makes his plea to The Great Chaffalo -- and, magically, a horse appears! But can magic save Touch when his great-uncles schemes grow even more villainous?
Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.
Sid Fleischman has written over three dozen books for young readers, including the Newbery Award winner The Whipping Boy. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a professional magician, then as a reporter. His other books include Disappearing Act and his acclaimed autobiography, The Abracadabra Kid. You can visit him on the Web at www.sidfleischman.com.