Snowy

Rachel and her family live on a barge, and it is pulled by their horse, Snowy. Rachel wants to take the horse to school, and so that’s what they do (eventually).

Publishing history
Harper Collins, London, 1992, 29 pp, illus Keith Bowen
Picture Lions, Collins, London, 2003, 32 pp.
Dial, New York, 1993
Troika, 2014

Rachel and her family live on a barge, and it is pulled by their horse, Snowy. Rachel wants to take the horse to school, and so that’s what they do (eventually). The story was based on a real family and their horse, on whose barge the author spent a week of mornings with school children, writing about their experiences.

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Berlie Doherty