Mercury's Flight The Story of a Lipizzaner Stallion

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-21
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Life for Mercury, a stallion whose royal bloodlines can be traced to the stallions of the Hapsburg Empire, is a study in contrasts. Destined for a place at the famous Spanish Riding School, Pip (as he is known to his caretakers) lives a life of both discipline and freedom unique to the Piber stud. Yet it is a life overhung with shadows - rejected by his mother at birth, Pip always feels like an outsider. And as he starts his training for School, the clouds gathering over World War II Europe threaten to turn to the storm of war. From the luxury of the Haute Ecole to the muddy battlefields of Czecholslovakia, the story of Favory Mercurio follows a royal orphan as he grows into a most majestic horse facing the battle of his life.

Author Biography

Annie Wedekind grew up riding horses in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, she’s been in the saddle in every place she’s lived, from Rhode Island to New Orleans, South Africa to New York. Her first novel, A Horse of Her Own, was praised by Kirkus as “possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet . . . A champion.” She is also the author of The Breyer Horse Collection books, including Wild Blue, Little Prince, and Samirah’s Ride. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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