Ponies, ponies, ponies
Christine Stewart and Julie Yager, started Six Horses and a Caravan when they were 15 and 13 respectively. The project took them a few years: they were 19 and 17 when they completed it. They were inspired to start the story when one day after school they saw a truck with six horses and a caravan attached behind driving into Sydney for the Royal Easter Show. They said: ' It was to be a book for us -
Christine went on to study the Arts, and Julie Veterinary Science. As far as I know, this book was the start and end of their writing careers. The book was illustrated by Roseanne Fuller, a contemporary of the authors. She studied at East Sydney Technical College.
Finding the book: the book isn’t hugely common. It wasn’t published in the UK.
Links and sources
Dustjacket of Six Horses and a Caravan
Many thanks to Danyele Foster for providing all the information in this section.
Christine Stewart & Julie Yager
Six Horses and a Caravan
Ure Smith, Sydney, NSW, 1964, 156 pp. Illus Roseanne Fuller.
Twins Joanne and Diana Kennedy realise a dream: they are going on a year’s tour of the
country shows with six horses, a truck and a caravan, now that they are 18, and considered
responsible. The tour is wonderful, but they also hit problems and heartaches.