The Ghost Horse of the Mounties
A mysterious story drawn from actual events during the early days of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and told in an epic poem with free-form verse. On the plains of Canada's Northwest Territories a group of men and their horses--the first "mounties"--are caught in a strange and violent storm. Frightened by the thunder and lightning, the horses scatter. After the storm, all the horses are recovered--all but one. This is the story of that lone horse. Images are described.
Sean O'Huigin, one of Canada's best-loved children's authors, has woven historical fact into an extraordinary poetic evocation of the vast northern wilderness. In a story that practically demands to be read aloud, the reader is invited to feel the wind and the weather, to experience the horse's bewilderment and confusion, to touch the might and majesty of nature. With startling vividness, O'Huigin evokes both the loneliness of the endless plains and a timeless landscape of the imagination.
The mystery and magic of O'Huigin's work is perfectly captured in the beautifully executed art work of illustrator Barry Moser. Together, the author and the illustrator provide the stuff of myth, making The Ghost Horse of the Mounties a book that will live in the reader's memory long after dusk has fallen on the endless plains.
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- 1983 Sean O'Huigin
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