The Girl Who Rode the Wind
HarperCollins 2015 $24.99hb 329pp
ISBN 978 0 0081 2430 4
Themes: Family pride/ Horse stories/Jockeys/ Palio Horse Race, Siena, Italy / World War II
Mystery, emotion, horses and adventure stretching from World War II to the present day in Siena, Italy is the heady mixture for this latest exciting and impressive book by Stacy Gregg. Sometimes ‘horse stories’ are just lumped together and dismissed as a genre but this writer takes real happenings in the realm of horses and writes about them with passion and integrity. This time the story is based on the dangerous world of the Palio Horse Race which has been run annually in July and August in Siena since medieval times.
Stacy Gregg won the Children’s Choice section of the NZ Post Book awards with the Princess and the Foal in 2014. Her follow up novel, The Island of Lost Horses is a finalist in this years New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults to be announced on August 13th.
Year 6 up/ Age 10 up
|Nominated for two Awards in this years New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young People|