Slade, Michael

About the author

Michael Slade is a playwright, and a writer for television. He has written musicals, and also wrote the book accompanying Pokémon Live!, which my son would have thanked him for had he known about it. He was Pokémon obsessed. Michael Slade has won awards for his children’s literature, with his horse book, The Horses of Central Park, winning the 1993 ISAR award.

Finding the book
Easy to find. It was not published in the UK.

Links and sources
Biographical information on Michael Slade
Nintendo’s forgotten musical

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Horses of Central Park

Scholastic, New York, 1992, 119 pp
Scholastic, 1994

Twelve-year-old Wendell talks to the horses in Central Park, and learns about their lives. Shocked at what he learns, he and his friend Judith help the horses who pull the carriages in Central Park to have a glorious session of freedom in the park, before they return to their ordinary lives.