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The Dancing Horse

Paperback|Jan 2005
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Every May Day, the Obby Oss dances through the streets of Padstow. Thirza and her brothers join in, with the whole village. But Thirza never sees her father on May Day. In this particular year, the men sail off to...


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Every May Day, the Obby Oss dances through the streets of Padstow. Thirza and her brothers join in, with the whole village. But Thirza never sees her father on May Day. In this particular year, the men sail off to fight the King's war against the French. The town of Padstow is left to the women and children. Then one day Thirza sees a French warship coming to attack Padstow. Turnning to warn the others, she bumps into the frightening figure of Aunt Ursula Birdhood. Aunt Ursula tells the boys to grab musical instruments and the girls and women to put on their red Sunday cloaks. She puts on the Obby Oss skin and makes Thirza dance in front of her. Together they save the village and Thirza learns the secret of what her father does on May Day.
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Every May Day, the Obby Oss dances through the streets of Padstow and everyone joins in. But Thirza never sees her father. One year a warship comes to attack Padstow. In saving the village, Thirza discovers what her father does on May Day.
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Fay Sampson

Fay Sampson is a widely published author with a particular interest in fantasy and Celtic history. She has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize on three occasions and is a winner of the Barco de Vapor award. Some of her publications include Visions and Voyagers, The Sorcerer's daughter, The Sorcerer's Trap, and Finglass of the Horses.

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