When Sam Tully sees the free-spirited horse Lightning Jack, he dares to ride him. Together they muster a herd of steers into their stable, escape a grazier's deal and fly into the air with Pegasus wings. Then when they are ambushed by the notorious outlaw Ned Kelly, Lightning Jack leaps out of trouble and back to the wilderness. But then Sam can't resist a race and rides Lightning Jack against the ghost of Phar Lap at breakneck speed ...Sam's horse is a gallant horse, a midnight horse, a horse in every dream.
About the Author
Millard was born in Victoria, Australia. Her first work was published in 1999 by Margaret Hamilton Books, entitled Unplugged!. In 2003 she released The Naming of Tishkin Silk which was named as an honour book at the 2004 CBCA Awards and was a finalist for the 2004 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. In 2007 Layla, Queen of Hearts, a follow up to The Naming Of Tishkin Silk, won the 2007 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Children's Book and was a short-list nominee for the Children's Book of the Year Award for younger readers. In 2009 Millard released her young-adult fiction novel Small Free Kiss in the Dark and the children's novel Perry Angel's Suitcase. Small Free Kiss in the Dark was a short-list nominee for the 2009 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel but lost to Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan and Perry Angel's Suitcase won the 2009 Children's Book of the Year Award for younger readers. Millard is currently an ambassador for the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge.
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st February 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 25.3 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.45