Race the Wild Wind: A Story of the Sable Island Horses (Hardcover)

A Story of the Sable Island Horses

By Sandra Markle, Layne Johnson (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, 9780802797667, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2011



From acclaimed science writer Sandra Markle comes a fascinating survival story about the wild horses of Sable Island. During a shipwreck, a young stallion leads a band of horses to safety on an arc of golden land-Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia. In gorgeously illustrated panoramic views, readers will see how the herd quickly adapted to harsh winters before the warmth of spring brought new life and new foals. But when a severe summer storm puts the horses in danger once again, only by racing the wild wind can they survive the trials of nature in their new home.

About the Author

SANDRA MARKLE is the award-winning author of more than sixty nonfiction books for young readers, including the illustrated picture book A Mother's Journey, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and How Many Baby Pandas?, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book.LAYNE JOHNSON has illustrated more than a dozen picture books for children, including Off Like the Wind! and the acclaimed Farmer George Plants a Nation.www.laynejohnson.com