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    A Storm of Horses

    An inspiring picture book about Rosa Bonheur, the most famous female painter of her century, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the artist’s birth In a stunning ode to underrepresented women everywhere, award-winning illustrator Ruth…

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    A Starred Review for A Storm of Horses!

    “Inspired by watching her father at work, young Rosa Bonheur dreamed of creating her own paintings and supporting herself someday. It was an unconventional, impractical notion in nineteenth-century France, but with her father’s guidance and her talent…

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    BOOK NEWS: New Picture Book in 2022

    My first picture book biography for children, A STORM OF HORSES, the Story of Artist Rosa Bonheur is about a 19th century French woman artist whose gigantic painting of horses ( eight by sixteen feet!) has been hanging…

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    How to Draw a Unicorn

    This is a close-up of a unicorn head that I painted for a collector’s plate series years ago. Follow the steps below to draw him. These are similar to the steps for drawing horse heads in my…

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    How I Draw Horses

    Different artists each have their own way of approaching how to draw horses. My book, Drawing Horses, is just one way. My method is based on the observation of real horses, usually ones I have photographed myself,…

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    A Castle Full of Cats

    The queen’s cats have taken over the palace, and the king has had enough! Beloved artist Ruth Sanderson brings her signature detailed and lush style to this humorous story of royal compromise. Told in rhyme, and with…