Horse Song

By Inland, NCTE

Betsy Lewin’s small watercolor illustrations decorate the text and provide small vignettes of the characteristics of the people they observed. Ted Lewin’s powerful, detailed, dramatic and vividly colored paintings show the ger, the nomads’ home, the preparations for the races and the excitement of the races. The text binds the illustrations together, adding valuable information, celebrating the races and capturing the drama of the races and the uniqueness of the culture. . . . Each carefully selected additional element adds to the richness of the book: the lively drawings of the youthful jockeys on the endpapers, the map at the beginning, the author’s note, “Ger Facts” and “Other Mongolia Facts” and a Glossary and Pronunciation Guide at the end. All ages will want to see and read this book repeatedly.