The Magical Christmas Horse
by Mary Higgins Clark
Illustrated by: Wendell Minor
For Ages: 4 – 8
Johnny’s wish had come true. His family would be visiting his grandparents for Christmas. His grandparents lived in an old house in New England where his father had been born. The family together, the smells of the cookies baking, the snowy Christmas tree farm with trees of so many shapes and sizes, and most of all the wooden horse he had told his brother Liam about would make this the best Christmas ever. In his grandparents’ attic Johnny finds many treasures, but the wooden horse he remembered so well is missing. How can Johnny make his brother’s Christmas wish come true?
Beloved and internationally bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark’s loving story together with Wendell Minor’s captivating paintings make The Magical Christmas Horse a book that captures the true heart of Christmas and one that families will make part of their Christmas tradition year after year.
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 40 pages | ISBN 9781416994787 | October 2011 | Grades P – 3
Suspense author, Mary Higgins Clark and her longtime friend and Illustrator, Wendell Minor discuss their newest collaboration, a seasonal children’s book entitled THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS HORSE.
Press & Praise
“Eight-year-old Johnny is eager to visit his grandparents in their big stone house in Connecticut. He vividly remembers his last trip there when he was three, and his strongest memory is of a beautiful, hand-carved wooden horse. Johnny tells his little brother, Liam, that this year, it will be his turn to enjoy it”
– School Librar
“Nostalgic paintings and narrative, along with these collaborators’ (Ghost Ship) hefty fan bases, are likely to make this a solid holiday seller…Minor’s gouache and watercolor art, featuring his characteristic exquisite detail, gives the book its magic”
– Publisher’s Weekly, September 2011