We Need a Horse (Hardcover)

By Sheila Heti, Clare Rojas (Illustrator)

McSweeney's, 9781936365401, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

List Price: 16.95*
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A speckled horse wonders why he was made a horse. Can the sassy sheep, who claims to be a good tennis player, help him find understanding? And wait a minute: How can that sheep even play tennis if she doesn't have hands? Perhaps the bright light holds answers. Or the talking apple. Or the singing grass. We Need a Horse, the first children's book from author Sheila Heti and painter Clare Rojas, asks big questions with a gentle hand. We Need a Horse is a timeless book for quiet moods, and makes especially good reading for anyone who likes to ask Why? As a double bonus, the book's jacket is reversible, and also unfurls into a large square poster that invites the reader to fall into Rojas's quietly majestic artwork.

About the Author

Sheila Heti is the author of several books of fiction, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, n+1, Bookforum, The Guardian, and other places. Clare Rojas is a painter living in San Francisco.