The Painted Ponies
Published: 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Level: Early Years (R-2)
From one of our favourite Australian author illustrators the story from a Grandma of when she was a girl and her family had a travelling show. Ponies in the show are found as wild ponies from the Smoky Mountains until one night the family let them free back to the wild. All except one. The painted ponies at Grandma Lucky''s are reminders of the story. In typical Alison Lester style the text flows rhythmically and the illustrations are charming.