Cynthia Cotten has written several books for young readers, including This Is the Stable, Abbie in Stitches, At the Edge of the Woods and Snow Ponies. She grew up in Lockport, New York, a small town on the Erie Canal. She didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer—she dreamed of being a teacher, a marine biologist, a U.N. interpreter and a jockey—but she always loved reading. “My idea of the perfect summer vacation,” she says, “was to go to the library once a week, check out as many books as I could fit into my bike basket, and spend the rest of the week sitting someplace cool, reading.” Cotten lives in Montclair, Virginia.
by Cynthia Cotten; illustrated by Jason Cockcroft
Magical ponies create the first snowfall of winter
On a cold, gray day, Old Man Winter leads his snow ponies outside. "Are you ready?" he asks. Yes! Faster and faster the ponies gallop....
This Is the Stable
Cynthia Cotten; Illustrated by Delana Bettoli
A gorgeous, poetic new version of the Nativity story.
At the Edge of the Woods
Cynthia Cotten, Illustrated by Reg Cartwright
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Can you count all the animals that live in the woods?
"At the edge of the woods, the grass grows tall,
the daisies dance and the blackbirds call.