Running with the Horses – Lester, Alison

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Title

Running with the Horses

Author

Lester, Alison

Illustrator

Lester, Alison

Publisher

Penguin/Viking

Published Date

2009

Annotation

Based on a true story of Lipizzaner horses in Austria’s famous Spanish riding school in Vienna, this tale involves young Nina, daughter of the stable master, and her father, as they whisk four horses away from Austria's Winter Palace at the onset of World War II. A cab horse becomes a hero as they escape over the Alps in a lengthy picture book of great strength.

Key Concepts

Family, History, Resilience, War

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141