Friday, March 15, 2019

The Lost Horse

The Lost Horse. Mark Nicholas. 2019. Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: People came from far and wide to see the sculpture of the man and his horse. Legend had it that the sculpture changed position when no one was looking. It always drew a big crowd...that was until the day the horse vanished.

Premise/plot: A horse statue goes missing; meanwhile a little girl is lonely. The statue which has come to life visits the girl--they become good friends. Will the statue stay lost forever?

My thoughts: This picture book is 'taste-specific' as my mother would say. I don't doubt that somewhere out there in this wide, wide world there is a reader that will connect with this one and just love it. This one is certainly peculiar and unique. The story though certainly very odd is beautifully written--from a literary point of view alone. The illustrations are striking.

Text: 2.5 out of 5
Illustrations: 2.5 out of 5
Total: 5 out of 10


© 2019 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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