cover image Per and the Dala Horse

Per and the Dala Horse

Rebecca Hickox. Yearling Books, $5.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41425-4

This original story, based on Swedish folk tales, pits a boy and his wooden horse against a band of malicious trolls. Rosy colored-pencil drawings make even the villains look blond and angelic. Ages 4-8. (Nov.)