Scholastic, 1999, 360pp, cover illustration the author
Scholastic, pb 1999
US: Dutton Children’s Books 1999, photo Pete Kelley
Scholastic, pb, 2008
Tessa loathes her bullying stepfather Maurice, and hates seeing her mother dominated by him. When Tessa’s behaviour gets even worse, Maurice packs her off to work at a local racing stable. At first Tessa hates it, but in the end the horses and people get to her, and she forms a special relationship with the horse Buffoon.
K M Peyton