Discover the amazing story of a little horse with an unusual gift from the much-loved author-illustrator duo of John Yeoman and Quentin Blake.
When twins Vicky and Bertie buy a horse to ride to school, they get way more than they bargained for - 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?
John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycée in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children’s books of which a number of earlier well-loved titles are now being republished by Andersen Press for new generations of readers.
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
A wildly imaginative story, delightfully told
Who could fail to love the work of Blake and Yeoman… there is joy in their work and this book is no exception.
Early Years Educator
A magical tale
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