Finding Wonder by Lauren St John
About the book:
A WINNING TICKET, A STOLEN HORSE, THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.
Orphaned Roo Thorn feels like the unluckiest girl in the world. Until she discovers a letter. A letter which urges her to ‘Grab life by the wings and fly.’ With the help of her aunt, Joni, Roo sets out to buy her dream horse – a fiery showjumper named Wonder Boy. Then Wonder vanishes without a trace. Determined to save him, Roo and Joni investigate his disappearance. But as the mystery deepens and more prize horses are stolen, the pair find themselves drawn into a thrilling – but dangerous – adventure…How far will they go, and what will they risk, to find Wonder?
About the author:
Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses, a pet giraffe, warthogs, cats and dogs, on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her award-winning White Giraffe series as well as The Snow Angel. Dead Man’s Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin mystery series, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Her bestselling One Dollar Horse series was followed by YA horse thriller, The Glory, and middle-grade mysteries Kat Wolfe Investigates and Wave Riders, winner of the Crime Fest Best Crime Novel for Children. A passionate conservationist, Lauren is the founder of Authors4Oceans, an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, and a patron for Mane Chance Animal Sanctuary. When not writing, she is a full-time valet to her cats, Max and Skye.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 7 Sep 2023
Format: Paperback, 368pp
Category: Children’s/teenage fiction, adventure, animals