Meridien Travels The World
Globetrotter - Meridien Travels the World is the story of a globetrotting horse. It is a story about friendship, travel and cultural insights - and of course a fabulous horse!
Based on the travels of a real horse, the book takes you on a journey with Meridien to foreign lands. You will meet the friends he makes along the way and share in his experiences of different cultures.
The book has been written with 8-12 year old children in mind. However, younger children will enjoy having it read to them and anyone is welcome to pick up a copy and join the journey. Plus, everyone can enjoy the fabulous illustrations.
Some lucky readers who have already had a sneak preview have the following to say about the book:
“Really enjoyed reading this fabulous book – every adult and child will enjoy sharing in Meridien’s adventures.”
“Told with love and pride by his travelling companion, these are the real adventures of Meridien, surely the coolest character in the horse world; from puddles to palaces he overcomes every challenge on his epic journey.”
“A most enjoyable read for children and adults to read alone or together, as they journey with Meridien to interesting and contrasting destinations. The story is filled with amusing and adventurous episodes and will stimulate the reader to explore and investigate new countries and cultures further.”
Without giving too much away: you will discover that Meridien loves treats and has his own travelling sweet shop.
We thought we would ask Claire as the author and Antony as the illustrator what their favourite treats are, and what they would store in a travelling sweet shop if they had one like Meridien’s:
“Dates, as I share Meridien’s love of these Middle Eastern treats. I would also keep bananas in there as I know that Meridien will not steal those from me!”
“I'd store honey roasted cashew nuts which I absolutely adore and could eat all day, as long as I don't look at the calorie count on the packet!”
What are your favourite treats?
Antony is a children's author and illustrator, and an ex-primary school teacher. Berkshire-born, and having lived and taught in various locations around the country, as well as one in Canada, he now lives in a tiny North Yorkshire village. There, he writes, paints and illustrates, and he also visits primary schools - in person and on-line - to deliver talks, assemblies and writing workshops. Antony considers himself to be living the dream!