A powerful and beautifully illustrated picture book based on the true story of a heroic horse called Fabish, who saved a group of young horses during the Black Saturday bushfires.
This is the true story of a brave horse called Fabish. In his racing days, he always tried his hardest. And when he retired, Fabish took care of the flighty young horses.
One hot summer day, a wild wind blew up and the yearlings were restless. Then Fabish smelled smoke. Fire was coming, fast. The trainer threw open the gate and said, 'Go now!' Fabish neighed to the young ones and they galloped away. All through the night, the fire raged and the trainer battled to save the racehorses in the stables.
But what would become of Fabish and the yearlings? Could he save them from the firestorm?
About the Author
Neridah McMullin is an Australian author who writes stories and poetry for children. Neridah aspires to write stories that matter; some are long forgotten, some are little known. Neridah's most recent children's picture book, Kick it to Me!, is about Australian Rules Football and the indigenous influence of Marn-Grook.
Andrew McLean studied at Prahran Technical College and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He taught art to high school students before becoming a teacher of painting and drawing at Chisholm Institute in Caulfield, Victoria. He now works full-time as a painter and illustrator.
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 27th July 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 27.0 x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.42