Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

May 26, 2014


Gus Haydon and his beloved mare Midnight enlist in the Light Horse Brigade. A brief separation sees Gus fighting in Gallipoli; then it is on to Beersheba and into one of the last great cavalry charges in history. As the Brigade charges in, the images gallop across the page, unstoppable, inevitable, to a sudden, breathtaking and poignant end. The gouache illustrations, in strong colours and naïve style, are arresting and detailed, providing a dramatic backdrop to the story.

Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Frane Lessac

Walker Books Australia          ISBN: 9781921977718           RRP: $27.95