A Horse Called Elvis

A neglected mare has been dumped in a paddock near the Turners’ house. Matt cares for the mare, who dies, leaving her new born foal. Matt’s family don’t have the money to look after it, but Matt and his siblings and father want to keep it.

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Scholastic Press, New South Wales, 2004, 194 pp.

A neglected mare has been dumped in a paddock near the Turners’ house. Matt cares for the mare, who dies, leaving her new born foal. Matt’s family don’t have the money to look after it, but Matt and his siblings and father want to keep it. The vet helps them look after the foal, and when he’s a few weeks old, the foal comes into the house. As he jumps around, he looks like he’s jiving, and they call him Elvis. As the colt grows, he gets into plenty of trouble.

John Heffernan