Clark, Mary Higgins The Magical Christmas Horse. Illustrated by Wendell Minor. Simon and Shuster, 2011. PICTURE BOOK. Content: G. Johnny lives in Arizona with his family, but as they get ready to visit his grandparents in Connecticut he starts to remember the wooden horse that he played on when he was little. Johnny is excited to let his little brother Liam play with the horse when they get to his grandparents. However, when he gets there the horse is missing. Johnny later finds the horse in his grandparents attic, but it is broken. Magically for Christmas morning his grandpa and father restore the horse to surprise Johnny and Liam.
The illustrations are beautiful and the story has a sweet Christmas message. EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.