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?
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by John Yeoman
Andersen Press Ltd
2nd June 2016
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
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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