Publication Date: March 7, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 2 to 6
Antonia must try to tame the wild gelding at the Rosenburg Riding Stables in the first book of this exciting new series!
Antonia Rosenburg has always dreamed of winning the top riding competitions. But now that her faithful horse, Snow White, has become
lame, Antonia’s dreams are squelched. How will she ever be able to compete without her trusty friend?
Meanwhile, Rosenburg Riding Stables is receiving a new addition. A famous French jockey wants to board his prize gelding, Elfin Dance, at the stable, and Antonia finds herself overcome with joy and excitement. She 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. And 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? Will Antonia be able to provide love for both him and her beloved Snow White?
When the jockey turns up unexpectedly to check on his horse after a particularly heavy storm, will everything come unraveled with the horse’s training, or can Antonia save the day?
This is a friendship between girl and horse beautifully told by Elisabeth Zöller 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.
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