cover image THE LOST HORSE


Ed Young, . . Harcourt/Voyager, $6 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-205023-8

In this retelling of a Chinese folktale, a wise man loses his horse and he utters what becomes a refrain, "You know, it may not be such a bad thing." The horse returns with a mare; the mare throws his son, etc. until the wise man is proven right. In a starred review, PW called both text and art "elegantly spare." Ages 6-9. (May)