Beloved and internationally bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark's loving story together with Wendell Minor's captivating paintings make The Magical Christmas Horse a book that captures the true heart of Christmas and one that families will make part of their Christmas tradition year after year.
- ISBN-13: 9781416994787
- ISBN-10: 1416994785
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
- Publish Date: October 2011
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Nostalgic paintings and narrative, along with these collaborators’ (Ghost Ship) hefty fan bases, are likely to make this a solid holiday seller. The title is a tad misleading: there isn’t magic attached to the antique wooden horse that Johnny remembers playing with at his grandparents’ Connecticut farmhouse. Having promised his younger brother that the horse will be his Christmas gift this year, Johnny is crushed to find that the horse is missing. Johnny’s a little too good to be true, and the conclusion is syrupy, but Minor’s gouache and watercolor art, featuring his characteristic exquisite detail, gives the book its magic. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)