Rosina and the Show is the second of three books about Rosina Paul, her friend Kate, her calf Star and her baby brother, David. Rosina and Kate have been best friends for a long time, but Rosina's devotion to her calf is still something of a sore point with Kate, who sees herself and the friendship losing out too often to her four-legged rival. In this story, Rosina has entered Star in the local show, and Kate has found herself sidelines yet again. At the show, however, Rosina comes by an accident when a panicking horse knocks her flying. She is hurt and cannot lead Star in her class. Dad can't help, because Star must be shown by a child. Will Kate help out? It would be pretty obvious to any reader that Kate will, but the horse incident has a knock-on effect leading into the third book in the series where Rosina's chickens come home to roost. As was general at this period, Rosina and the Show came out in an orange hardback, matching Rosina and Her Calf, which has a bright blue cover. Again the cover was illustrated by Noela Young, who has such a wonderful touch with children and animals. Five years later, after the third book came out, Rosina and the Show was released as a paperback with a red background. The first and third books never came out in that edition which seems odd, but that's publishing for you!
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Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)
The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service.