NZ Writer & Illustrator
Kelly Wilson, illustrated by Jenny Cooper
Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion
Picture Puffin, 2016 $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 1437 7012 1
Themes: Horse training/ Kaimanawa Ranges/ True stories/ Trust
Ranger, who was born on the Kaimanawa Ranges spent his early life grazing the tussock and building his herd – then, disaster when he was picked up in a cull of the horses and taken far, far away. Fortunately he was rescued by Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson (well known to all young horse lovers from the TV series) who trained him to become a star and a greatly loved member of their team. The story is special but the illustrations bring it all together and this will be another of those books that are loved to death.
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up