Australian writer of books for younger readers, young adults, verse novels and poetry.

The Wish Pony

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A classically heartwarming story that perfectly captures the everyday life of children. Ruby’s mum is having a baby, but why does she need one of those when she’s already got a Ruby? To make matters worse, her best friend Sarah has just found another, BETTER friend. It seems like everyone is abandoning her. But when Ruby meets the mysterious Magda, who gives her a very special gift that might, just MIGHT, even be a bit magical, everything begins to change. This delightful story from the multi-award-winning author of BEING BEE and RAIN MAY AND CAPTAIN DANIEL will fill the young reader with wonder, hope and amazing possibilities.


Woolshed Press, Random House Australia, 2008


CBCA Honour Book, Younger Readers


Fran Knight

A stunning story about loss, growing up and friendship, The wish pony had me on the verge of tears, wishing along with the figurine, that Ruby would find her feet in her muddled world.
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