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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.     g11/22     978-1-5344-7355-3     $18.99e-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...
      

Preview November/December 2022 Horn Book Magazine

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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...
      
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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

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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

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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

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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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