Subtitle: The story of a light horse
By: Mark Greenwood
Illustrated by: Frane Lessac
Published by: Walker Books
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9781921977718


"A foal is born at midnight, on the homestead side of the river. Coal black. Star ablaze. Moonlight in her eyes."

On 31 October 1917 the 4th and 12th Regiments of the Australian Light Horse took part in one of the last great cavalry charges in history. Among the first to leap the enemy trenches was Lieutenant Guy Haydon riding his beloved mare, Midnight. This is their story.


This book was included in our February 2014 Picture Story Standing Order selection.

Teacher notes are available - see the "Download Teacher Notes" page (located under Standing Order).