Synopses & Reviews
Rosenburg Riding Stables is receiving a new addition. When a famous French jockey wants to board his prize gelding, Elfin Dance, at the stable, horse-crazy Antonia is overcome with joy and excitement. Antonia immediately forms a deep connection with Elfin Dance, but no one else at the stable can get near him; he bucks them, runs away, and is generally cranky around anyone but Antonia. But while Antonia is fully capable of looking after Elfin Dance, will the famous Frenchman allow an eleven-year-old girl to care for his prize horse? When the jockey turns up unexpectedly to check on his Elfin Dance after a particularly heavy storm, will everything come unraveled with the horseand#8217;s training, or can Antonia save the day?
A friendship between girl and horse beautifully told by Elisabeth Zand#246;ller and Brigitte Kolloch, featuring color illustrations by Betina Gotzen-Beek, Antonia, the Horse Whisperer highlights a classic first love for many girls and sets the stage for a new horse series for young readers.
About the Author
is a prolific German author who has been writing for over two decades. Prior to her writing career, Zand#246;ller had spent seventeen years at various high schools working with children and young adults. Zand#246;ller has written nearly one hundred books, which includes her contributions to journals, anthologies, and a number of successful childrenand#8217;s books. She lives in Mand#252;nster, Germany.
Brigitte Kolloch is a German childrenand#8217;s author. While today Kolloch works as a pediatric nurse in a preterm intensive care unit, she also continues to write new stories and poems for children. Her first book was published in 2003, and since then she has worked on a wide range of topics ranging from fairies to eating disorders. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Hanover, Germany.
Betina Gotzen-Beek is a German illustrator who has been working on childrenand#8217;s book illustrations since the mid-1990s. She currently lives in Germany.