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The Horses Didn't Come Home - Pamela Rushby

The Horses Didn't Come Home


Published: 1st March 2012
For Ages: 9+ years old
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Published: 1st March 2012
For Ages: 9+ years old
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A story about a boy, a horse and the last great calvary charge in history. Ages: 9+

In an army camp in a Middle Eastern desert, a young Australian soldier named Harry is saddling and grooming his horse, Bunty. She is sturdy and strong; an Australian waler who belongs to Harry's sister, Laura, back home in Australia.

As Harry finishes the grooming he stands in front of Bunty. The two of them, horse and master, stand totally still. Then Harry swings up into the saddle and turns away from the camp into the desert. A few soldiers watch them as they ride out. No one says a word.

It's their last ride together.

The last great cavalry charge in history took place at Beersheba in the Sinai Desert in 1917. It was Australian soldiers and horses that took part in, and won, this amazing, unexpected, unorthodox victory.

The men proudly claimed it was their great-hearted horses that won the day.

But in the end, the horses didn't come home ...

'A superb story about an extraordinary corner of our past.' - JACKIE FRENCH

Ages: 9+

ISBN: 9780732293543
ISBN-10: 0732293545
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.18