Running with the Horses

Front Cover
NorthSouth Books, Feb 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Nina and her father live in a beautiful riding school famous for their Lippizaners--precious, rare performing horses.  Nina loves the horses that her father looks after, but she also loves Zelda, one of the old carriage horses who she sneaks out to see.  It's a perfect world for a little girl, although she has to compete with her father's work for his attention.  But a war is coming, one that will threaten their lives and the very existence of the school. 

When the city is under attack, Nina and Father are in charge of fleeing with the horses to a safe place across the border, but can they pass enemy soldiers, bombed out bridges and the fearsome cold of the Alps to get there?  And can Nina save her beloved Zelda, too?

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - gsmith3 - LibraryThing

I felt "Running With the Horses," was a pretty powerful story of strength and determination. I really liked how the author provided clear illustrations that correlated closely with the text. I also ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

Running with Horses is a fictional story about the rescue of the Lipizzaner stallions from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War II. In the story Nina and her father attempt to get to ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Alison Lester is one of the most popular and best-selling writers and illustrators of children's books in Australia, and has won many awards there.  Her career spans over 21 years and includes the Clive Eats Alligators series, The Quicksand P

Bibliographic information