The Silver Horse Switch

By Alison Lester; Roland Harvey (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books (CA), Paperback, 9780811865548, 62pp.)

Publication Date: January 2009

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Bonnie and Sam are best friends who love horses. They befriend the ponies and horses in their Austrialian townexcept for one, Drover, who used to be wild. All she dreams about is getting back to the mountains to be free. One evening, when a wild, mountain horsewho could be Drover's twincomes face to face with the cantankerous, corralled Drover, both horses get their chance at a new life. Illustrated with lively watercolor throughout, this endearing tale is a sure hit.

About the Author
Alison Lester has written and illustrated numerous children's books. She has won many awards in her native Australia, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book Award. Over her twenty-one-year career she has produced such Australian classics as the Clive Eats Alligators series, "Magic Beach", "Imagine", and "My Farm", and recently she has also started writing novels, including "The Quicksand Pony" and the Bonnie and Sam series. In 2011, she was named the Australian Children's Laureate.

Roland Harvey is one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. In 1978, he established Roland Harvey Studios and began designing and producing greeting cards, posters and stationery with a distinctly Australian flavour. Ventures into publishing quickly followed. Some of his best-loved books include "My Place in Space" (with Joe Levine, Sally Hirst and Robin Hirst), "Burke and Wills, The First Fleet, Sick As" (with Gael Jennings) and "Roland Harvey's Big Book of Christma"s. His recent books include "The Wombats Go on Camp" and, of course, his bestselling family holiday adventure series - "At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, To the Top End, All the Way to W.A". and "On the Farm". Roland's brilliant illustrations also feature in the Bonnie and Sam series - "The Horses and Ponies of Currawong Creek", in collaboration with Alison Lester.
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