K-Gr 3 Long ago in India, a young king longed for a Hallowed Horse which he needed to protect his kingdom from the dreaded multi-headed snake, Kaliya. Even as the king worried, a young foal was being born, a creature who kicked up its heels and went to live with a humble potter. No one will doubt the outcome of the story, not even for a minute. The king will find the animal, and evil will be over come. The problem is resolved a little too easily, and the pleasure in the book arises not from suspense but from watching the legend unfold in pictures. The text cou pled with a small illustration appears on the left. On the right, full-page pictures dramatize the story. Stylized and power ful, they team with movement and suggest the sumptuous life of a magic kingdom. Light-hearted touches appear throughout. Angels peer out over clouds or sail through the heavens in tiny boats. Along with the whimsy, Demi conveys a sense of the sacred. Plants, animals, and man form an archway around the creature in a telling scene. The dazzling colors include metal lic gold, vermillion, pink, fuschia, soft green, bright blue. As a final charming fil lip, each double-page spread has its own brilliantly colored border on which white horses kick up their heels. Both the tale and the illustrations have a child-like qual ity that should appeal to young listeners. Ellen D. Warwick, formerly at Thompson School, Arlington, Mass.