Warning: This story contains 'mucky stuff'.
Prize Winning, funny story about a crafty old horse & a greedy landlord. An easy to read tale in rhyming verse. Ist PRIZE in Fanstory's 'Share a Story in a Poem' Contest March 2012.
The farmers of Rumpsford are doomed! Drought has gripped their land. There’s nothing left to eat. Yet their wicked landlord grows fatter every day, and richer too from robbing the poor folk of what little they have left. That is until…
In a dream, the blacksmith’s old horse outlines a clever plan to trick the greedy landlord. Will he fall for it? And if he does, will the old horse pay dearly for her cunning? For readers 7 to 107 years!
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Kate Walker. I live in Australia and I've been writing since 1977. Mainly I write fiction for Children & Young Adults, but I've posted a few adult short stories here as well. I also taught Creative Writing for 20+ years and I’ve now published three booklets of classroom exercises that offer a whole new way of teaching writing. Please see: www.creativewritingclassroom.com My books have figured in the Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards, the American Library Association Best Book Awards and the Australian Human Rights Awards. Please visit me at: www.katewalkerwriter4children.com - & - www.katewalkeraustralia.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Funny story. Well written poem. A very original & funny story about how a rogue horse saves a drought stricken community by getting the wicked landlord to part with everything he owns. It's a long narrative poem & the lines scan really well. Easy to read out loud, it's now one of our favorite read-aloud bed-time books.
Very clever. Absolute hoot! LOL We loved it. The sample was small but it was there. ? ? ?
THE SAMPLE HAS NONE OF THE ACTUAL STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :(