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Free as the Wind (Paperback)

Free as the Wind By Jamie Bastedo, Susan Tooke (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamie Bastedo, Susan Tooke (Illustrator)


Free as the Wind is Jamie Bastedo's and Susan Tooke's re-creation of one of the most fascinating episodes in the history of the wild horses of Sable Island: the moment in the early 1960s when it was decided the horses would be removed and auctioned off, many of them slaughtered for dog food. School children across the country wrote to the Prime Minister pleading to have the horses returned to the island, to save them from certain death. This fictional account of that pivotal moment in Canada's history follows young Lucas Beauregard, son of the retiring superintendent of Sable Island, as he befriends and then plots to save Gem, one of the horses.

About the Author

Jamie Bastedo is an activist, scientist, environmentalist and writerwhose work for young people includes Tracking Triple Seven, On Thin Ice, and most recently, Sila's Revenge. Jamie lives in Yellowknife. Susan Tooke is an illustrator and writer whose work includes B is for Bluenose: A Nova Scotia Alphabet, Up Home: A New Brunswick Alphabet, and Full Moon Rising. She lives in Halifax.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780889954465
ISBN-10: 0889954461
Publisher: Red Deer Press
Publication Date: November 4th, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English