Ages 9 and up
Emily – Horse Whispers and Donkey Ears
Ten year-old Emily’s greatest wish is to have a horse of her own. Having an out-of-the-ordinary mathematical talent, she manages to win a fortune on a TV-show, enough for her and her Dad to move to the countryside – and buy a horse. But something’s not quite right with Runa, the Icelandic-mix mare. Her horse is sad, depressed, even, and Emily is certain that she understands the reason. Her ability to communicate with her fellow humans may be challenged, animals, on the other hand, speak to her heart, and there is no misunderstanding messages oft he heart. At first, nobody will believe her, even her Dad is sceptical. But then Emily makes a friend, and with her help she is determined to do everything in her power to make the little mare happy once again – even if it means facing her greatest fears and sleighing a dragon in the shape of a pushy TV-personality.
Emily – Horse Whispers and Donkey Ears excerpt (in german)