Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Millie and the Horses

Millie and the Horses (1999) Post 375

Millie and the Horses is one of three Olympic Mascot stories that features Millie the echidna. In this one, the horses of the equestrian team are not happy, and Millie is called on to sort out the problem. I remember this one chiefly because the illustrator, who had tight guidelines to work under, found it difficult to illustrate Millie in the same picture as horses because of the size difference. We solved the problem by letting her perch on top of hay bales etc. I asked him what he liked drawing best, and he confessed to loving rocks. Therefore, I wrote the story called Syd Goes to Platypus Rock!


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs 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 was 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. 2017 is now behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books, so the blog will continue for at least the next month or so.

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