Without a saddle or bridle, all that’s left is the truth. Dream Riders is an exciting new middle-grade series about horses, friendship and being true to yourself.
When Shannon (the horse whisperer) takes the Dream Riders on a trip to the Brumby Rescue Centre, to pick out a wild horse to train, Kai decides to go too. He's not that interested in horses, but he's best friends with Frankie, he really likes Violet, and it's the last weekend before he leaves.
When they get to the Centre, though, Kai meets two brumbies who completely change the way he feels about horses, not to mention Frankie and Violet, and the place that he calls "home". He's been missing his old life in the city - especially his wise and funny older sister, Jindy - but now he's met Jarrah the gentle giant, and Monty, the scrappy grey, nothing will ever be the same again.
Laura Bloom is the author of a number of novels for children and adults, including Augustine’s Lunch, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards and shortlisted for the Young Australian Readers’ Awards, and In the Mood, which was shortlisted for the ABC Fiction Awards, and was a bestseller in France. Her novels for young readers, Dream Riders: Frankie and Mika and Max – about a girl who meets a boy who makes her see everything differently – are also published by Walker Books Australia.