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First published in 1969, this humorous and enchanting Australian fairytale will enthral readers of all ages.
Peter lives in a bush hut with Crooked Mick, the greatest horse rider in all the world. One day Peter decides to go out and find a princess and rescue her from a dragon. With his horse Moonlight he sets out on his quest. Along the way he meets an array of colorful characters. Each one helps Peter overcome a hurdle and imparts some important life lessons. His loyal sidekick Greyfur, the kangaroo, can procure anything useful from her Tardis-like pouch. There’s the South Wind, who can travel with great speed and see everything. It points him in the right direction and gives him a magic leaf that will make anyone loved and needed. There’s the wicked witch who plans to eat him, until Peter gives her the leaf…