The Young Performing Horse by John Yeoman

The Young Performing Horse

Written by John Yeoman
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Victorian London, splendidly imagined by Quentin Blake with typical wit and vitality, is the setting for this very entertaining story. When hard times hit the Priddy family the children Vicky and Bertie know just what to do: they head off to make their fortune with the clever little horse bought at auction and amazing everyone with its cleverness ever since. It takes seconds for theatrical impresario Mr Crumbles to recognise the little horse as a dramatic genius and fame and fortune do indeed follow, as well as a meeting with the queen! A wildly imaginative story, delightfully told - adults will spot the various references to Dickens throughout. ~ Andrea Reece


The Young Performing Horse by John Yeoman

Twins Vicky and Bertie buy a horse at an auction, but this is no ordinary horse, this is a Young Performing Horse. He learns his sums at school with them and even performs alongside them in London when they set off to make their fortune on the stage. Is there no end to the Young Performing Horse's talents?


A wildly imaginative story, delightfully told -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids Who could fail to love the work of Blake and Yeoman... there is joy in their work and this book is no exception. Early Years Educator A magical tale Red Reading Hub

About the Author

John Yeoman

John Yeoman is an English writer. Quentin Blake's friend and colleague, he has written many amusing stories for him to illustrate.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2016




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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