Hortense and the Shadow

Hortense and the Shadow

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Hortense and the Shadow by Lauren O’Hara and Natalia O’Hara

A haunting, original fairy tale from two dazzling debut picture book talents, in the spirit of Neil Gaiman and Carson Ellis.

Hortense is a kind and brave girl, but she is sad--even angry--that her shadow follows her everywhere she goes. She hates her shadow, and thinks her shadow must hate her too. But one cold, dark night, when bandits surprise her in the woods, Hortense discovers that her shadow is the very thing she needs most.

This stunningly illustrated story stirs the soul with its compelling, subtle exploration of self-esteem, self-identity, and finding inner strength.


"A fun and interesting story with some of the best illustrations I have ever seen. They remind me of classic book illustrations from the children's book greats. Detailed, warm and inviting. Everything you could ask for in a picture book. A must read!"

―Laura, United States

"Insanely gorgeous book that did not disappoint. Our daughter loves to just get lost staring at the pages and asks for it nonstop."

―Suzi, United States

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