Author(s): Neridah McMullin; Andrew McLean
A powerful, moving story based on a true story about one heroic horse who saved others during a bushfire. Fabish had once been a racehorse. Now he lived in a paddock with the frisky young horses and showed them how to behave. But one hot summer day, a wild wind blew up, and the horses were nervous and flighty. This was the day that became known as Black Saturday. When Fabish smelled smoke he knew that fire was coming. The trainer threw open the gate and told Fabish, "Go now Take care of the boys." The horses galloped away. Where would Fabish lead them? And could he keep them safe?
Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year 2017 (Australia).
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...