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The Rocking Horse (Hardback)

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When the rocking horse is first given to his boy, they imagine grand adventures together: chases in the wild west, dashes across medieval drawbridges, and daring rodeo performances. Then as the boy grows up, they play together less and less. The rocking horse begins to despair until the boy's little sister climbs on his back and he learns he has love enough for more than one child. But one day she too will outgrow their adventures. What future awaits a treasured toy with so much love left to give?

In The Rocking Horse, award-winning author Sheryl McFarlane celebrates the imaginative play of childhood while acknowledging that growing up means reaching out and also letting go. Award-winning illustrator Francois Thisdale's distinctive art captures the warmth of nostalgia and the brightness of possibility. The rocking horse, like any truly treasured toy, brims with both in equal measure.

Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fiction Publisher: Pajama Press Publication Date: 18/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9781772781335  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sheryl McFarlane didn't expect to become a writer. As a young child she was too busy exploring nature to bury herself in books. Later, all that time spent outside inspired her IODE Award-winning picture book Waiting for the Whales, the perennial bestseller Jessie's Island, and more than a dozen other thoughtful works for children. Sheryl lives on Canada's west coast where she enjoys gardening, renovating old houses, and-of course-books. Sheryl's grandchildren helped to inspire The Rocking Horse. Francois Thisdale's work blends traditional drawing and painting with digital imagery. He is the illustrator of The Stamp Collector, which is on IBBY Honor List, and That Squeak, an honour book for the IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award. Missing Nimama won the TD Canadian Children's Book Award. Francois lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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