young readers’ edition
From one of Australia’s most-loved children’s book creators comes a beautifully illustrated hardback chapter-book edition of this unforgettable story of courage, adventure and friendship treasured by young readers everywhere.
Nina lives with her father above the palace stables at the Royal Academy of Dancing Horses. She loves watching the famous white stallions as they parade for the crowds, but her favourite horse is an ordinary mare called Zelda – an old cab horse Nina often pats on her way home from school.
When Nina’s world changes dramatically, she and her father have to flee from the city. Their journey over the mountains with Zelda and the stallions seems impossible, with danger at every turn . . . From one of Australia’s most-loved children’s book creators comes this classic story of adventure that will be treasured by young readers everywhere. Now published as a beautifully presented full colour hardback chapter book with illustrations throughout for young readers, celebrating the story’s tenth anniversary.
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Honour Award • 2010 • Younger Readers
American Booksellers Book of the Year
Shortlisted • 2010 • Best Designed Picture Book
Australian Book Industry Awards
Shortlisted • 2010 • Book of the Year for Younger Children
Prime Minister's Literary Award
Shortlisted • 2010 • Children's Fiction
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
Shortlisted • 2010 • Lower Primary
Melbourne Prize for Literature
Winner • 2018 • Alison Lester
Longlisted • 2020 • Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
A huge congratulations to Penguin Random House designers Louisa Maggio, Marina Messiha and Tony Palmer, who have all been longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020. The awards ‘celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia’, and is administered by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA).
Here are our longlisted titles:
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Lights Out Leonard by Josh Pyke
Best illustrated Children's Book
Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker
Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White
Emerging Designer of the Year
The shortlist will be announced in April and the winners will be announced at an awards party on 22 May. To learn more about the awards, and to see the longlists for all categories, see the ABDA website.