One day the little Icelandic horse is chased away from the herd by the black stallion, and left to roam the grasslands on his own. Then the winter comes and the snow starts to fall. Can the little skewbald horse save the day as the herd of Icelandic horses finds itself in danger from the snow and ice?
Alongside the beautiful illustrations and gripping story, this book is full of interesting facts about Icelandic horses - their history, appearance and how they live - which will appeal to any animal-loving child.
For additional information on Icelandic horses, visit the website of Pentland Hills Icelandics in Carlops, Scotland at www.phicelandics.co.uk. They have the largest herd of Icelandic horses in Britain.
Publisher: Floris Books
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 230 x 300 x 6 mm
'Should make a lovely present for younger pony lovers.'
-- Carousel, Guide to Children's Books 2005 Christmas
'The book is beautifully presented, with full colour pictures on the right-hand side, and brief text with pencil sketches and small fact boxes on the left. Both colour pictures and sketches are expertly drawn, with superb dramatic detail. Young horse-lovers will enjoy adding this rather endearing breed to their stock of equine knowledge, and the book's wintry theme would make it a great choice for Christmas.'
'Beautifully illustrated. Alongside the special story, the book also provides factual information about Icelandic horses. This is a special book for young children and has illustrations that I personally find evocative and inspiring.'
-- Juno: A Natural Approach to Family Life, Autumn 2003
'Renne's wintry tale follows the rite of passage of a little skewbald horse. After enjoying the winning combination of snow and horses, children will certainly want the extra information provided in unobtrusive "fact boxes" about the adaptation of this special breed to the harsh Icelandic climate.'
-- Gillian Lathey, School Librarian, Autumn 2003
'In addition to the beautiful illustrations and a gripping story, this book is packed full of fascinating facts about Icelandic horses and how they live, which will enchant any animal-loving child.'
-- Kindling, The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood, Spring/Summer 2003
'The evocative illustrations convey the beauty and chill of the Icelandic landscape. On each page separate text boxes contain factual information about the horses.'
-- Child Education, June 2003
'Beautiful illustrations alongside interesting facts about Icelandic horses, their history, appearance and how they live along with an enchanting tale.'
-- Greenock Telegraph