Publication Date: 1 September 2015
A narrative nonfiction picture book, new to paperback, from the award-winning duo Mark Greenwood and Fran Lessac. A foal is born at midnight, on the homestead side of the river. Coal black. Star ablaze. Moonlight in her eyes. On October 31, 1917, the 4th and 12th Regiments of the Australian Light Horse took part in one of the last great cavalry charges in history. Among the first to leap the enemy trenches was Lieutenant Guy Haydon riding his beloved mare, Midnight. This is their story.
About the Author
Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is the author of many books for children, published both in the United States and in his native Australia. Mark's latest books include The Mayflower, published by Holiday House, and
Midnight, published by Walker Books Australia and New Zealand and Candlewick Press in the US.
About the Illustrator
Fran Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having over forty children's books published throughout the world. Fran has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children's picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading Rainbow feature book. Her latest books include
The Mayflower, written by Mark Greenwood and published by Holiday House,
Midnight and A is for Australia, published by Walker Books Australia in early 2015.