Author(s): Alison Lester
AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2012 - 13 Only Dusty can ride the wild Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her. Three years of drought have reduced the Riley's farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. A trip to the mountains to muster their cattle promises a fresh start, but sudden violence erupts into the peaceful landscape. Now Dusty and her beautiful brumby are tested as never before. Lester tells a gripping yarn, brimming with classic pictures. Dusty emerges as a true mountain girl with a new friend who can match her in courage.' Australian Book Review.
Shortlisted for the KOALA (Kids Own Australia Literary Awards, NSW) Awards 2002shortlisted for the YABBA Children's Choice Book Awards 2002
Shortlisted for Children's Choice Book Awards: Fiction for Older Readers 2002.
Alison Lester is an awardwinning writer and illustrator of picture books and young fiction. Alison grew up on a farm, and first learnt to ride as a baby in her father's arms. She lives in the country and rides her horse whenever she can. She believes children need adventures and the freedom to follow their imaginations.