Kelly Wilson's heartwarming picture book about a stallion rescued from the 2012 Kaimanawa muster, and his real-life journey from wild horse to show horse, illustrated by Jenny Cooper
Kelly Wilson is a sought-after designer and equestrian photographer and now the author of three biographical books about her and her sisters' work with horses- For the Love of Horses (2014), Stallion Challenges (2015) and Mustang Ride (2016). Ranger is Kelly's first children's picture book. She and her sisters Vicki and Amanda are well known and popular show-jumping riders and with their family business Showtym Sport Horses are also nationally recognised horse trainers/whisperers. Kelly and her sisters live in Hukerenui, north of Whangarei. Jenny Cooper has illustrated countless children's picture books and has won a number of awards. She is a master of beautiful watercolour settings and lively characterisation. Her most recent bestselling Penguin Random House titles are A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children edited by Paula Green (2014) and Gladys Goes to War written by Glyn Harper (2016). As a child, Jenny taught herself to illustrate by drawing horses and is a self-professed horsey-girl.