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Ho-ho-ho-holiday Picture Books

'Tis the season to think about holiday picture books! See the Horn Book's own "Holiday High Notes 2022" column; see Betsy Bird's recent exhaustive roundup — and see also Elisa Gall's and Jonathan Hunt's meaty discussion about the uneasy relationship between the Caldecott Award and holiday books in their 2021 Calling Caldecott post "Why the Hell...

Review of Snow Horses: A First Night Story

Snow Horses: A First Night Story by Patricia MacLachlan; illus. by Micha Archer Primary    McElderry    40 pp.    g 11/22    978-1-5344-7355-3    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-7356-0    $10.99 On New Year’s Eve, young Jenny drives Percheron horses Tim and Tom from their farm to the market for a bustling celebration (“There is...

Preview November/December 2022 Horn Book Magazine

Cover art by Micha Archer from Snow Horses: A First Night Story, written by Patricia MacLachlan. Violet J. Harris on Ashley Bryan and Jerry Pinkney, two unfettered artists sharing their talents, visions, and joys. “A Chorus of Storytellers”: George O’Connor on mythology and comics. A roundup of 2022 board books...

Review of My Life Begins!

My Life Begins! by Patricia MacLachlan ; illus. by Daniel Miyares Primary     Tegen/HarperCollins    128 pp.         g8/22     978-0-06-311601-6     $16.99e-book ed.  978-0-06-311602-3    $10.99 This quiet chapter book is pure MacLachlan: lots of warmth and family love; a sensitive protagonist adapting to change; and spare, evocative prose that...

Tribute to Patricia MacLachlan

Dear Patio, I finally dreamed about you. It was a dream within a dream. “What are you working on?” you asked. “Your eulogy,” I answered. “Oh LeeLee, you can do that,” you said. “Pad, I miss our daily phone calls. I wish I could talk to you.” “Just write me...

After the Call: Sarah, Then and Now

I began Sarah, Plain and Tall long ago in my 1790 New England house, while missing my Wyoming home. I sat in the music room with my dogs, watching my children take the school bus. I worked on a typewriter, listening to the noisy eraser cartridge slap back and forth....

Review of Prairie Days

Prairie Days by Patricia MacLachlan; illus. by Micha Archer Primary    McElderry    40 pp. 5/20    978-1-4424-4191-0    $17.99 In this nostalgic idyll set on the American prairie (judging by clues in the illustrations, in the mid-twentieth-century), a young girl describes summertime farm life as she and the other children ride horses, take...

Review of The Moon's Almost Here

The Moon’s Almost Hereby Patricia MacLachlan; 
illus. by Tomie dePaolaPrimary    McElderry    32 pp.6/16    978-1-4814-2062-4    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-4814-2063-1    $10.99MacLachlan’s lyrical text combines with ethereal illustrations by dePaola in this simultaneously nostalgic and fresh bedtime book. A generous trim size gives dePaola ample space for the sky under which his characters, the...

The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

Waaay back in January 2014, I saw this book. Hadley Hooper’s art blew me away. It still does. (And here Joanna Rudge Long reviews it for The Horn Book.)Henri Matisse is presented as a youngster, growing up in a dreary gray town. His mother introduces color to his life as...

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