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About Ruth Sanderson
My most recent books are coloring book for grown-ups— FANTASTIC CATS, SANTA'S CHRISTMAS, THE WORLD OF FAIRIES, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, CINDERELLA, and GOLDILOCKS.
I loved two things the most when I was growing up - fairy tales and horses. I used to play in an abandoned theme park near a friend's house ---our imaginations went wild there. I loved a little stone cottage which was supposed to be the house of the Seven Dwarves. And over the past 40 years I have been drawing and painting fairy tales and horses both for the 80+ books I have illustrated. Many of my fairy tales are now back in print, including THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, CINDERELLA, and THE SNOW PRINCESS. I also illustrate the HORSE DIARIES series from Random House. My daughter Whitney Sanderson is one of the authors in the series, with three books, and a fourth one in the works.
I also love cats. A CASTLE FULL OF CATS is a humorous story in rhyme. GOLDEN DREAMS, THE ART OF RUTH SANDERSON, is an art book on my 40-year career as an illustrator.
Visit www.ruthsanderson.com for the latest about my upcoming books, including news on more upcoming coloring book releases. I am on facebook at RuthSandersonART
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Independence, Missouri, 1846
Koda is a bay quarter horse with a white blaze. He loves to explore the countryside and run free with his human friend Jasmine nearby. But after Koda sets out with Jasmine’s family on a long and dusty wagon train journey on the Oregon Trail, he finds out what is truly important to him. Here is Koda’s story . . . in his own words.
With moving and knowledgeable text and lovely black-and-white art throughout—both by real horse people—this is the perfect fit for all lovers of horses and history!
Hush, little horsie,
Asleep on the moor.
Your mama is close—
That’s what mamas are for.
Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime story. Young horse lovers will drift off with Ruth Sanderson’s stunning horses in their minds and the promise of their own parents’ enduring love in their hearts.
Award-winning author Jane Yolen has written the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs . . . series and Owl Moon, winner of the Caldecott Medal. In Hush, Little Horsie, she has dreamed up a lovely rhyming read-aloud for a mother and child to snuggle up with.
This gorgeous picture book is perfect for horse lovers big and small—and for mothers in need of a good bedtime story.