The Last Light Horse
Illustrator: Brian Simmonds
Published: April 2022
Genre: Children's, Young Adult
The Last Light Horse is the story of Sandy, the only Australian warhorse to return home from World War I. The story details his adventures across the world, from his home in the high country of Victoria with owner Francis to trudging through the desert sands of Egypt with Major General Bridges and to his last days in Albany with groom Archie.
Told entirely through Sandy’s eyes, this is a tale of friendship, love and heroism that will delight readers young and old. Wolfer’s meticulous research is infused within her easy, engaging writing style to create a gripping and insightful story. Brian Simmonds’s exquisite illustrations help beautifully capture the characters, places and adventure that defined Sandy’s life.