Archer Anne Brooksbank

ISBN: 9780858358249

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120 pages


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Archer  by  Anne Brooksbank

Archer by Anne Brooksbank
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The year is 1861. The Victorian Turf Club has announced plans to stage the biggest, the richest and the most prestigious race in the southern hemisphere, the Melbourne Cup, its venue the Flemington course.Over 550 miles away is a young boy with aMoreThe year is 1861. The Victorian Turf Club has announced plans to stage the biggest, the richest and the most prestigious race in the southern hemisphere, the Melbourne Cup, its venue the Flemington course.Over 550 miles away is a young boy with a dream, and a horse with a brave heart.

The boys’ dream is to win the Cup, and the horse is Archer whom, he believes, can do it.But the boy and horse must walk to Melbourne. The story of their journey is an epic of courage. Archer’s young strapper, Dave Power, sets out with all the confidence and optimism of youth. He suffers hardship and humiliation, and comes to accept that life is both cruel and unfair. But he also learns the art of survival.

At journey’s end he experiences the joys of victory – and its lessons.



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