2013 R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature nomineeLangley Christian School Canadian Picture Book Award winner Silver - Independent Publisher Book Awards Information Book Award Preliminary Lis
2013 R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature nominee
Langley Christian School Canadian Picture Book Award winner Silver - Independent Publisher Book Awards Information Book Award Preliminary List
"Hidden behind boulders, as still as a tree stump, Cougar is poised, ready to pounce. Brown Foal struggles onto the grassy bank and hobbles after her mother. Cougar springs forward."
This gorgeously illustrated picture book is dedicated to the wild horses of the Nemaiah Valley, one of the last pristine places left for wild horses of the rugged north mountain country. Award-winning author and illustrator Georgia Graham went there to look for the horses in the middle of May when they were still low in the hills searching for the first blades of spring grass. There she found fourbands, each led by a stallion rippling with muscles and jealously protecting his mares. There were very few foals because their predators are many.
Where Wild Horses Run tells a moving story of how one band of horses grouped together as family to protect a vulnerable colt from cougars - a story of love and dedication that will ultimately inspire children with the hope that there are still truly wild places in this world worth our protection.
Georgia Graham has been a compulsive drawer ever since she was a child and her mother gave her a set of twelve pastels. Where Wild Horses Run was illustrated with chalk pastels and chalk pencils on sanded pastel paper. It is the fourteenth book she has illustrated and the fourth she has written. Georgia visits 50 to 60 to schools each year presenting her books demonstrating drawing techniques and conducting art workshops. Visit her website at www.georgiagraham.com.