The Book of Horses and Unicorns

by Jackie French

On Sale: 24/11/2014


About the Book

From Australia's Children's Laureate comes a delightful collection of stories about horses and unicorns.

Take a journey through the ages and around the world - from ancient Greece, to the time of Genghis Khan to Arthurian England and then to outback Australia in the 1950s.

Each story weaves the fantastic into the commonplace or focuses on the special relationship that exists between humans and horses. Some stories are based on true stories, some on fantasy, all are brimming with heart-warming magic and adventure.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460704424
  • ISBN 10: 1460704428
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 24/11/2014
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 9.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses


Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

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