Synopses & Reviews
A young peasant, with the help of his faithful and magical humpbacked horse, captures magical beasts, marries the beautiful Tsarevna and becomes the Tsar of Russia.
"Winthrop pairs the conventions and cadences of a traditional tale with passages that are rich with poetic images . . . Koshkin's paintings in watercolor, tempera, and gouache are a perfect match, providing the ornate patterns and symmetrical compositions of folk art." School Library Journal, Starred
About the Author
Alexander Koshkin has illustrated several books for Clarion. He lives in Moscow, Russia.Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of over 40 books for children, from picture books to YA novels, including her Clarion titles, THE LITTLE HUMPBACKED HORSE and AS THE CROW FLIES. Her book for Holiday House, CASTLE IN THE ATTIC, received many awards. VASILISSA THE BEAUTIFUL (HarperCollins) was on the IRA Teacher's Choice and Children's Choice lists.