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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HORSES OF THE SUN is the first book in the series The Outback Riders. It is 99 pages long and is available on Amazon (click on the title or here ) as an eBook for $1.99 (below left) or a paperback for $7.99 (plus p&h) (below right).
A wonderful adventure story for children set in the outback of Australia. Also suitable for adults who like an inspiring story about the outback, horses and children achieving their dreams. Written by an English teacher/ journalist who lived in the outback for many years.

Sunhaven Downs, a drought ravaged cattle station in outback Australia, is the home to Dane, Lani and Matthew Winter, three young outback riders whose lives centre around their horses. When their city cousin, Amy King, is left there for a year and declares that she hates horses, they know their lives are ruined. What they don't know is that Amy has a secret - a secret she is desperate to keep from her outback family, something that will ultimately save their lives – but not all of them - on the night the drought breaks. 

This is the first book in The Outback Riders series which follows the lives of these four children as they grow up in the outback with their horses and, ultimately, represent their country in their chosen horse sports (eventing, polocrosse, jumping and reining). 

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Every horse lover should read Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It set the scene for all the great horse stories to follow, where readers fall in love with the dignity and beauty of the horses, and cry for their suffering... and, believe me, they do suffer. This was written in 1877 and the treatment of horses (as well as children) was often dreadfully cruel. This version is an abridged version of the original, making it a little easier to read for those used to 20th and 21st century novels. And it is FREE. Yes - click on the title or here  to go to the Amazon page for the free eBook edition of Black Beauty for your Kindle.

War Horse  now it's a great movie, but before that it was a wonderful book. Available for Kindle for $5.20 (a big saving on the print price).

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