Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse

A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse

  • ISBN: 9798887070728
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2024


Price: $17.09

A reimagined edition of A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse—the classic picture book by a legendary author and a beloved illustrator, about a girl and her mother, with themes of growing up, dreams, and letting go.

A girl declares all the things she’ll do for her mother when she is all grown up—from climbing mountains and swimming across oceans, to picking the pinkest rose, to building the biggest bridge and a castle for her mother to live in, to taming a wild black horse for her mother to ride—ending with the friend she will bring her mother to keep her company while she travels the world.

Originally published in 1964, A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse is a beloved picture book by renowned children’s book author Charlotte Zolotow, reenvisioned by her daughter, celebrated author Crescent Dragonwagon, and illustrated by award-winning artist Julie Morstad.

The book includes an afterword by Crescent Dragonwagon about her mother and this special edition of their book.


"[A]n expression of boundless love that has lost none of its fresh specificity—a freshness that’s reflected in the new illustrations, too. "
—Publishers Weekly

"The result is a deep and abiding love that still acknowledges that someday the child must depart. Themes of familial ties and inevitable separation make for a marvelous reinterpretation of a beloved picture book."