Narrated By: Julia Barrie
Duration: 5 hours and 50 minutes
What to expect
Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses – an epic Caribbean adventure!
On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back to the time of Christopher Columbus…
When Beatriz stumbles across a wild mare with strange markings in the jungle she can’t believe it is real. Yet from that moment on the strongest connection grows between them, and she begins to uncover an incredible history. For centuries ago, Felipa and her horse, Cara Blanca, were running for their lives.
As the fates of Beatriz, Felipa and their horses become entwined, Beatriz realises that the future of the world’s rarest horses depends on her.
Based on the extraordinary true story of the Abaco Barb, a real-life mystery that has remained unsolved for over five hundred years.
Children's / Teenage: Nature & animal stories, Children's / Teenage: Historical fiction
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Praise for ‘The Princess and the Foal’:
‘The perfect gift for girls with big dreams’ The Bookseller
‘Great new book – 10/10’ Newmarket Journal
‘Younger readers will delight in this heartwarming tale’ Horse