LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

The Sand Horse

Written by Ann Turnbull

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

The Sand Horse Synopsis

One windy summer day, an artist makes a horse sculpture out of the sand on the beach at St Ives. It takes him the whole day, and all the beach people admire it. But when everyone goes in at the end of the day, the Sand Horse can hear the white horses in the surf calling to him: 'Come with us to Sennen, Land's End, and Longships Light!,' and he longs to join them. This haunting story was Ann Turnbull's first for Andersen Press, beautifully interpreted by Greenaway Medal Winner Michael Foreman.

The Sand Horse Press Reviews

Beautifully written and illustrated, ...a perfect example of how a story can be firmly rooted in reality and yet float gently off and develop into an irresistible fantasy. -- Sally Grindley A poetic and haunting picture book. * The Signal * Picture books of this calibre are rare and we cannot recommend this one more highly. * Books for Children * The best children's book illustrations he has ever done. * Observer * Ann Turnbull's story of art and liberty is a simple yet affecting tale. The plight of the sand horse is moving for all that it is inanimate and its wild joy once transformed is almost infectious. Furthermore, the story is brought joyously to life by the evocative illustrations of Michael Foreman, a resident of St Ives. * Write Away *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842700990
Publication date: 28th March 2002
Author: Ann Turnbull
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Ann Turnbull

Ann Turnbull has been writing for many years, and currently lives in Shropshire. Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal two times and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.

More About Ann Turnbull

More Books By Ann Turnbull

Cover for Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull
Cover for Historical House: Mary Ann And Miss Mozart by Ann Turnbull
Cover for Historical House: Josie Under Fire by Ann Turnbull
View All Books By Ann Turnbull

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×