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Rocking Horse War

Lari Don


Also available as: Paperback

Range: Kelpies eBook 240 pages ISBN: 9780863158957 Publication date: 14th November 2011
Genres: Adventure and Thriller, Fantasy, Historical Theme: First World War Ideal for ages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
The triplets disappear one morning, leaving only a few clues behind: an open upstairs window, three missing rocking horses and some strange hoofprints on the lawn outside.

Older sister Pearl sets out to find them, but Thomas, a mysterious boy with extraordinary talents, has very different plans. As powerful land magicians turn the very rocks of the mountains against her, can Pearl save her brother and sisters from the unknown fate that lies ahead?

A tale of dark magic and destiny set in
the 1920s Scottish Highlands.


"Don's fast-paced, well-crafted tale of betrayal, magic and adventure is also a reflection on choice and destiny. A strong sense of place, good characterisation and a refreshingly competent heroine make this a thoroughly enjoyable read."
-- Juliette Saumande, Bookfest: Recommended Reading Guide 2010 by Children's Books Ireland

'Descriptive and finely attuned to its Scottish Highland setting this atmospheric fantasy tale would work well as a class or group reader.'
-- Write Away

'There are plenty of children out there who will be excited and inspired by this book.'
-- Lothian Life

'The most satisfying accomplishment of this book is the characterisation of Pearl... Pearl makes this a praiseworthy book.'
-- Armadillo

'A lovely, old fashioned, mystical tale set in the Scottish Highlands in the 1920s and woven by a true storyteller.'
-- Yvonne Coppard, Carousel, Spring 2011

'I really enjoyed this book, the adventure and the situations Pearl had to work her way through.'
-- Carly MacDonald (Gracemount High), Teen Titles, December 2010

'Readers will love it.'
-- The Yellow Brick Road

'This is the one for me. From magic to missing triplets to intrigue, you have it all.'
-- Crazed Mind

Rocking Horse War


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and…

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