Shaun and the Cart-Horse is a picture book written and illustrated by Charles Keeping. It was first published in the UK by Oxford University Press in 1966. Shaun, a little boy in London, leads a campaign to buy back Queen, the popular cart-pony his uncle has been forced to sell to the cruel horse-dealer Nicky Knacker. It is illustrated in a free and spontaneous painted style.
Like Black Dolly, another picture book by Keeping, the book was inspired by a mare Keeping had known as a child who had been sold to a disreputable carter who overworked her.
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