Little Horse on His Own
Publication Date: August 12, 2004
Little Horse had never known the sky to be so black, the air so still. He heard the big horses whinny again. Little Horse's fear grew.
The adventures of Little Horse continue as he makes his
way back to the valley of little horses and his mother
The storm sets Little Horse free from the fence holding him captive, free to do what he has wanted to do since the day the river carried him around its bend and away from his home-find his way back to the valley of the little horses and his mother.
But where should he turn, and how will he ever return home alive with all of the obstacles facing him?
Travel with Little Horse as he struggles against unfriendly horses, a malicious bird, a pouncing cat, a smoky fire, and more to find his way home.
Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner for The Summer of the Swans, is the author of many revered books for children, including Little Horse. With her daughters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers, she co-wrote My Dog, My Hero, illustrated by Loren Long, and The SOS File, illustrated by Arthur Howard.
David McPhail, the illustrator of Little Horse, is the highly acclaimed illustrator and author of a number of books for children, including Mole Music and the popular Pig Pig stories.
"As in the first book, Byars masterfully conveys Little Horse's naïve perspective. The prose is clear and uncluttered, and the action moves crisply....Once again, author and illustrator effectively pool their considerable talents to create a landscape that is both believably familiar and dreamily fantastic."--School Library Journal
"Byars excels at pitching her prose to newly independent readers without sapping it of excitement.... [T]he brief, action-packed chapters will please horse fanciers ready to advance beyond traditional easy readers."--Booklist