Susan Jeffers My Pony

ISBN 13: 9781423112952

My Pony

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I want a pony.
I want a pony more than anything in the world.

A little girl who longs for a pony draws pictures of a dappled mare she names Silver, then rides her through a magical countryside in her dreams. At the heart of Susan Jeffers's exquisite picture book lies the idea that in her imagination, a child can journey anywhere and do anything- even fly through the stars on her very own pony...

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About the Author:

Susan Jeffers effortlessly captures the grace and magic of horses in this luminous picture book. Ms. Jeffers is a New York Times best-selling artist, who received a Caldecott Honor for her work on Three Jovial Huntsmen. She is also the illustrator of Margaret Wise Brown's Love Songs of the Little Bear, and the best-selling McDuff series by Rosemary Wells. Susan Jeffers also wrote and illustrated a new pony picture book, My Chincoteague Pony.

From Booklist:

K-Gr. 2. In this partly autobiographical picture book, Jeffers recounts the story of a young unnamed girl who dreams of having a pony. Her parents explain that ponies are expensive and require a great deal of space, but the child's longing doesn't go away. To compensate, the girl begins drawing a pony, Silver, who comes to life, spiriting the child on a fantasy ride--cantering to join a herd of horses, galloping through a mountain stream, and finally flying back through the night sky to the girl's bedroom. Jeffers' signature artwork captures the imaginative tone of the story, and the fantasy scenes are reminiscent of her earlier work with single-volume fairy tales, such as Hansel and Gretel (1980). In a note, Jeffers explains her own love of horses and art, which began as a child and continues even now. This quiet, beautifully rendered book will be a good choice for story hours as well as for one-on-one sharing with would-be artists and equestrians. Kay Weisman
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