The first in a warm-hearted and adventurous trilogy about friendship, courage, a spirited girl and the love of horses. Jess is determined to rescue the filly of her dreams from a cruel owner, and in doing so restores a broken friendship.
A man Jess had never seen before stood holding the flyscreen door open.
'Do you own an Appaloosa pony?' he asked.
'It's stuck in the cattle grid down near the old drovers' yards.'
Jess's blood ran cold.
At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony Diamond has a terrible accident. Why won't Shara, Jess's closest friend, tell her what happened down on the river flats that day? Jess suspects the worst, and feels as though she's lost not just one best friend, but two.
But new friends and new horses come into Jess's life, along with the chance to compete in the Longwood campdraft. And there's one little filly who needs her help. Can Walkabout heal Jess's broken heart in return?
Karen Wood has been involved with horses for most of her life. Her once-in-a-lifetime-horse is a little chestnut fellow called Reo. Karen has an Arts degree majoring in communications and a diploma in horticulture. She has syndicated a gardening column in several newspapers throughout Australia, published feature articles in various magazines, and published photographs in bushwalking guides. She is married with two children and lives on the Central Coast, New South Wales.
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
11 - 14