Book Review: Fergus and the Night Before Christmas By Jean Abernethy

Fergus, the world’s most popular cartoon horse, shares an epic holiday adventure inspired by the classic tale ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. With colorful, light-hearted comedy on every page, Fergus and his motley group of equine teammates bravely take to the skies to give St. Nick the sleigh ride of his life. Can Santa manage his ungainly hitch and deliver the perfect gift on the most magical night of the year? Fasten your seatbelt!

Hardcover with colorful artwork throughout and recommended for ages 5 to 95. Order from Trafalgar Square Books at www.horseandriderbooks.com. $15.95.

Author and illustrator Jean Abernethy grew up on a small family farm where she explored her world on horseback. She pursued a college education in equine studies, then earned her art degree at Ocad University in Toronto. Her comical horse cartoons have graced equine print publications for over 30 years, while her passion for horses has led her through work with saddle making, and employment as a barn hand, carriage driver, and trail guide.

Most notably, her star character, Fergus, has brought laughter to over 300,000 Facebook fans around the world. Jean has written and illustrated three other books: The Essential Fergus the HorseFergus: A Horse to Be Reckoned With; and Fergus and the Greener Grass.


Published December 2018 Issue

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