By Kate Thompson
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780061730375, 144pp.)
Publication Date: December 2010
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While making his daily deliveries, a bakers son suddenly finds himself holding a stallions golden lead. Soon the boy discovers that this isnt just any horse, its the most powerful creature in all of Rome.
What will the mad emperor do if he finds the boy with his prized horse? Cut off his head? Or worse?
Kate Thompson lives on the west coast of Ireland, which provides inspiration for the Irish magic, music, and landscape in the award-winning The New Policeman and The Last of the High Kings.
“A good choice for readers wanting a short, fast-paced historical adventure.”
“Significantly more sophisticated in both writing and plot than the common chapter-book ruck.”
“A cleverly told tale of an odd and interesting piece of history that will intrigue young readers.”
-School Library Journal