The Space Horse

The Space Horse

Elisabet Ericson

Original Title
Rymdhästen
Published
Natur & Kultur, 2022
Genre
Picture books
Pages
32
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The Space Horse

Elisabet Ericson

Everyone at preschool is playing in groups of two or three. Jiro is only one. On a planet far away Yx is floating around, bored. Eating rocks. Watching the suns spin. But then she jumps into her friends’ spaceship and lands in a strange galaxy where instead of fl oating she thumps down onto something green and soft. Yx meets a creature with two legs and ten fingers, a creature named Jiro. Jiro shows Yx his world.
When the other space horses return to their home planet, some preschool children and a teacher come along. But Jiro and Yx stay, they want to be together.

A subtle picture book in which we return to the preschool setting from Elisabet Ericson’s earlier books. It centers around being a part of something or not, be it a group of friends or make-believe. In The Space Horse we meet Jiro who hasn’t found his place. Until the day the space horse arrives!

Elisabet Ericson studied illustration and graphic design at the University of Arts, Crafts And Design in Stockholm. She made her picture book debut with I Am Seven Animals in 2018, and her book Close Your Eyes! was selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2021.

 

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