Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire
By Neridah McMullin, By Andrew McLean
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SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, 2017 Fabish was a handsome grey racehorse. In his racing days, he wasn't the fastest horse, but he
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Interest Age
6-9 years
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Author Biography

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 is an artist who has taught painting, drawing and art, but is now a full-time painter and illustrator of children's books. Andrew also visited the farm where Fabish and the yearlings lived, and saw the old stone stables where the racehorses were saved from the fire.