Phar Lap the Wonder Horse

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Cover of Phar Lap the Wonder Horse
Image: Patricia Mullins
Source: Museum Victoria
By Jackie Kerin, illustrated by Patricia Mullins
RRP $19.95
Published by Museum Victoria
Paperback, colour illustrations, 32pp

The story of Phar Lap is known and loved by people of all ages. In this version for children, written by Jackie Kerin, his story is told in the form of a ballad, evoking the magic and charm of traditional storytelling. Illustrated with the vivid pictures of award-winning artist Patricia Mullins, this is a beautiful introduction to the true legend of Phar Lap the wonder horse. 

Jackie Kerin is an actor and teacher. She has worked in schools, theatre, film and television. Jackie is also a storyteller in the old fashioned sense of the word. Fascinated by the oral tradition, her stories like to be said as well as read. These days she spends her time working in a plant nursery, and writing and telling stories to children of all ages – and adults when they can be persuaded.

Patricia Mullins is an author and illustrator who has been involved in illustrating and writing over 20 children’s books, including the award-winning V for Vanishing and Rummage. She is passionate about horses and has worked on the restoration of carousel horses and rocking horses both in Australia and Europe.