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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Francis the Horse
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y separately published work icon Francis Goes to Iceland Sonia McNulty , Burleigh : Zeus Publications , 2017 13914540 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'After surviving several mishaps in South America, Francis and his new friends eventually made it home to a contented life.

'A surprise letter arrives, inviting Mike, Sasha and Francis to the opening of a new racecourse in Iceland.

'They accept the invitation with some of the friends accompanying Francis. As in their previous trips, this one is filled with much amusement in transit, finally arriving safely in Iceland. Once again, Francis is absent from the opening ceremony because his friends get lost in the unforgiving land of survival and adventure. As they struggle to keep warm things take a turn for the worse, and they find themselves in the company of monkeys, polar bears, seals and huskies; blizzards, frozen waters and an abundance of snow and ice and an eruption from an active volcano add to their woes. Being so close to the North Pole, Francis can't wait to become acquainted with a famous person; Santa Claus.

'The friends take up skiing and ice skating with a difference, and are faced with constant, but humorous challenges in the ice.

'Do they make it home, or are they frozen in time?'  (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Francis Goes to Europe Sonia McNulty , Burleigh : Zeus Publications , 2014 13914689 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'At last - the sequel to Francis The Horse That Is, is here at last: Francis Goes to Europe consists of even more fun and frolic, as Francis is invited to race at Ascot in the UK. Before travelling through Europe with unexpected and uninvited friends who turn up in the most unpredictable manner, and decide to disguise a shipload of cows and sheep to save their lives from a disastrous outcome; especially as they all have to hide from the immigration authorities in each country. Yet, still managing to get into so much trouble and making Arabian horses and other animals unhappy as they travelled. Whilst Fredrick on the other hand causes more problems, when he offers chewing gum to his friends, not knowing the unforgiving outcome and due to his hunger puts his friends at risk in each country. The excitement at the Monte Carlo Horse Races again creates fun and unpredictability. The friends then fall victim to a kidnap and rescued only to fall upon an unbelievable find. Arriving in England forms another story filled with humorous surprises and not so predictable outcomes.' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Francis Goes to South America Sonia McNulty , Burleigh : Zeus Publications , 2015 13914774 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'If you have read the story of Francis the Horse That Is and Francis Goes To Europe, you will know that Francis has become the world's most famous horse with two legs; not only because of his disability and inspiration, but also because of the delightful, unbelievable, mischievous, unforgiving, humorous and outrageous behaviour from his loyal and trustworthy friends. In Francis Goes to South America the racing fraternity has invited Francis and his friends to visit South America: however the friends must not misbehave. Shortly after arriving in South America, they become separated from Sasha, Mike and Ray, and again questions are raised about the odd assortment of friends, causing mayhem and ending up in unpredictable places, such as: a huge field of cheering spectators, where Francis unknowingly arrives at a very important soccer match with famous players like, David Peckham, Larry Kewell, Kim Cahill, and Lucas O' Beal. After making headlines again, they are chased into dangerous places where they are confronted with wild and mysterious animals, in the deepest and darkest jungles of the Amazon. Fredrick becomes a hero after escaping from a pool of piranhas and a cooking pot, after getting lost, thanks to two new South American friends that consequently change Fredrick's body image. Baaabra meets her idol Ricky Larkin when she enters a singing contest, and later becomes the first sheep to pilot a plane. Read on for more hilarious adventures..' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Francis Goes to India Sonia McNulty , Burleigh : Zeus Publications , 2018 15294830 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'After escaping the freezing cold, blizzards and surprising events in Iceland, the friends return home safely; minus one obnoxious, annoying member of their group; Fredrick. Enjoying their relaxed life in Australia, the friends retire from future engagements with Francis. Until, another letter arrives, inviting Francis to India.

'The friends secretly accompany Francis for support, adding more fun and frolic as they travel through the air. Upon landing; Francis is driven to   the famous Mumbai Racecourse, but his friends take it upon themselves to sightsee after meeting an old friend, putting Francis and Tom in deep trouble, again.

'The excitement through India makes for an unbelievable experience when becoming involved with a Bollywood film and a questionable figure. They embark on journeys to the jungle; where they encounter wild ferocious beasts that find them appetising.

'Crossing waters with elephants, borrowing cars to escape, dressing up to disguise themselves through markets and villages to visit the Taj Mahal, and experiencing an unforgettable time as they visit the River Ganges, where some of the friends are captured for sacrifice; only managing to escape to be confronted by police as they are chased on their way to the airport. Do they make it home to Australia, or are they stuck in India?'  (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Francis, The Horse That Is Sonia McNulty , Burleigh : Zeus Publications , 2013 6494770 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Meet Francis, a horse with a curious affliction. Join him as he and his unlikely band of Australian friends embark on a journey together that will change Francis's life. Francis's was born with a serious abnormality and then sadly, abandoned. Francis is cared for in secret on a remote farm. There he meets Tom, a bounding border collie, and other furry (and not-so-furry) friends. With their unwavering support Francis gains his confidence again. Come with Francis as he sets out through the Australian bush on his quest, befriending some wacky Australian creatures along the way eventually reaching the Melbourne Cup where he and his friends make an unexpected impact.' (Publication summary)

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First known date: 2013
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