Racing the Tide
Bonnie & Sam
Author: Alison Lester
Other: Roland Harvey
Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town - book three in this irresistible series of
chapter books for young readers who love horses, created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers
and illustrators.Bonnie and Sam are best friends. No one loves horses the way they do. When Bonnie
whispers to them, they understand, and Sam always knows if they need a drink, or a hug, or a race
around the paddock.The girls ride together whenever they can. This summer they have a great adventure
when they go mustering sheep and find suspicious tracks leading out to the beach . . .
Alison Lester is the creator of many popular and award-winning children's books, many of which reflect
her own country childhood. The Snow Pony was shortlisted for both YABBA and KOALA awards,
reflecting its popularity with young readers. The Quicksand Pony was shortlisted for the National
Children's Award, Festival Awards for Literature in 1998, and in 1999 was the winner of the WAYRBA. Her
picture book Are We There Yet? was the winner of the 2005 CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book award.
Roland Harvey is one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. In 1978, he established Roland Harvey Studios
and began designing and producing greeting cards, posters and stationery with a distinctly Australian
flavour, before venturing into publishing. Some of his best-loved books include My Place in Space, Burke
and Wills, The First Fleet, and the best-selling At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City series. Roland was
the recipient of the 2005 Dromkeen Medal.