Fabish

Fabish 1

The Horse that Braved a Bushfire

by Neridah McMullin and Andrew McLean

Hardback Publication Date: 27/07/2016

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

A powerful and beautifully illustrated picture book based on the true story of a brave horse called Fabish, who saved a group of young horses during the Black Saturday bushfires.

Fabish was a handsome grey racehorse. In his racing days, he wasn't the fastest horse, but he always tried his hardest. And when he retired, Fabish took care of the yearlings in a paddock far away from the training track. Fabish showed the flighty young horses what was expected of a racehorse.

One hot summer day, a wild wind blew up and the yearlings were restless. Then Fabish smelled smoke. Fire was coming, fast. The trainer threw open the gate and said, 'Go now!' Fabish neighed to the young ones and they galloped away. All through the night, the fire raged and the trainer battled to save the racehorses in the stables.

But what would become of Fabish and the yearlings? Could he save them from the firestorm?

ISBN:
9781925266863
9781925266863
Category:
Children's
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-07-2016
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
240x270mm
Neridah McMullin

Neridah McMullin is an Australian author who writes stories and poetry for children. She aspires to write stories that matter; some are long forgotten, some are little known.

Her grandfather was a stockman who bred racehorses, so she learned to ride at a young age. When she read about Fabish, she went to meet the trainer at the farm in north-east Victoria.

He told her about that terrible time, and how he had to set Fabish and the yearlings free to make their own way through the firestorm. He didn't think he think he would ever see them again.

Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean grew up in the Victorian country town of Bairnsdale. He trained as a painter and teacher, and taught in secondary schools before becoming a lecturer in painting and drawing at Caulfield Institute of Technology.

He has been a full-time artist now for more than thirty years. Andrew and his wife Janet have created many picture books together, and Andrew also illustrates books written by other authors.

Many of his books have been award winners: he has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award three times. Bob the Railway Dog (written by Corinne Fenton) is his first work with Black Dog Books.

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  • Fabish

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    A beautiful story of courage and animal wisdom.