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With the success of the ‘Dream Riders’ series, Walker Books Australia has commissioned two more titles from author Laura Bloom, Dream Riders: Kai, for 2020 and Dream Riders: Violet for 2021.
‘I’m so pleased to be continuing the story of the “Dream Riders”, this time focusing on the other two key members of the group, Kai and Violet, as they contend with the joys and complexities of friendship and family life—as well as their wonderful horses—in the tween years,’ says Laura Bloom.
‘As a horse lover myself from way back, I’m delighted that fans of the “Dream Riders” gang can plug back into the lives of these special characters and the powerful connection possible between horse and rider. They won’t be sorry!’ says Linsay Knight, head of Australian publishing at Walker Books Australia.
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