For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race, and the daughter of her Bedouin owner to take care of her. But when the colt who is her foster brother is stolen in a raid, Yatimah realizes her true birthright. Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Arabian horses and Bedouin culture.
About Ruth Sanderson
RUTH SANDERSON has been a professional illustrator since 1975. She has published over eighty children’s books and has illustrated book covers, fantasy art, and collector’s plates. She also works in animation concept art and product design.
Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah by Catherine Hapka; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson