Ted and Betsy Lewin happened to come across several articles about Mongolia’s Naadam, a long race in which child jockeys ride half-wild horses across the Mongolian steppe, and thought it would make a good subject for a picture book. They were right! In this, their latest collaboration, the Caldecott Honor winners literally illustrate a traditional culture that is relatively unknown in the West. Ted’s rich and highly detailed watercolors (painted from photographs taken on their trip) complement Betsy’s whimsical, spot-colored sketches. . . . Horse Song brings the excitement and appeal of the Naadam to young audiences everywhere.
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