Synopses & Reviews
A lovely lullaby by the author of the Magic Tree House books
Out of the night the shimmering Moonhorse appears, and a young girl leaves her father napping on the front porch to join the silver-winged horse on a wondrous adventure among the constellations. They gallop past stars and comets, past the Dipper and the Ram, then lasso the crescent moon and pull it across the clear night sky. At last the sleepy rider returns home safely and the Moonhorse disappears into the dark.
The famous author of the Magic Tree House books turns her hand here to a lyrical bedtime picture book text, exquisitely illustrated by S. M. Saelig. Of Saelig's dreamy illustrations, Kirkus Reviews wrote, "In carefully composed airbrushed paintings, this first-time illustrator appealingly combines the astronomy lesson with a sense of adventure and awe, nicely extending Osborne's gracefully phrased text." Fathers will especially enjoy reading this to their young daughters.
Illus. in full color. Rocking on the porch after dinner, a little girl and her father enjoy the twilight until Daddy dozes off.
About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including the Magic Tree House series, American Tall Tales
, Favorite Greek Myths
, the Spider Kane mystery books, and One World, Many Religions
, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. She recently completed two terms as president of the Authors Guild, the leading writers' organization in the United States. She lives in New York City with her husband, Will, and their Norfolk terrier, Bailey. They also have a cabin in Pennsylvania.