Snow Horses: A First Night Story (Hardcover)
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On the very last evening before the new year, when the snow is falling soft and thick, two black horses wait for the jingle of their sled. As they ride about town, they will spread light to their beloved neighbors, bidding farewell to the last night—and saying hello to the first morning.
Micha Archer illustrated The Wise Fool, Lola’s Fandango, Prairie Days, and Snow Horses, and wrote and illustrated Daniel Finds a Poem. Working in collage and oil, her use of color and pattern is influenced by the folk art, crafts, and architecture of the countries she has visited and lived in. She realized the importance of the book as a teaching tool after teaching kindergarten and raising two children. Micha divides her time between Costa Rica and western Massachusetts, where she lives in the house she and her husband built, surrounded by gardens and forest to roam in.
— --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
For communities seeking a unique take on New Year’s Eve.
— School Library Journal
A quiet, deeply satisfying celebration of the turn of the year and the joy of community.
— Kirkus Reviews