My Best Friend, Trude

Min bedste ven, Trude

A brand-new series about girls and horses from talented author/illustrator, Elvira Fragola.

Elvira Fragola offers serene writing and artwork - a kind of mindfulness for parent and child, so needed in our busy lives.

My Best Friend, Trude

Min bedste ven, Trude

A brand-new series about girls and horses from talented author/illustrator, Elvira Fragola.

Elvira Fragola offers serene writing and artwork - a kind of mindfulness for parent and child, so needed in our busy lives.

Synopsis

My Best Friend, Trude is the story of Alma whose biggest wish is to join a riding school class. But the tough and competitive environment at the riding school does not appeal to her. Luckily, she meets Johanne, who lives at a small farm and has three sweet ponies. Alma would love to visit them! It turns out to be a thrilling place and Alma is well exciting when one day, Johanne asks her to help pick up a new pony. Her name is Trude and it is love at first sight…

Apart from being a heart-warming tale about the special friendship between Alma and Trude, the book also includes tips on how to plait a horse mane, a recipe on horse candy and much more inspirational horse DIY.

Animals and nature take a up a special place in the heart of children’s book author and illustrator, Elvira Fragola. Not least the love of horses. Elvira grew up with horses and has always had a holistic view of these intelligent animals. For her, it is not about dressage and discipline but more about togetherness and connection. Elvira has since then trained as a riding therapist and horses play an important part in her work with vulnerable children and young people.

Personal note from the author

“Presence, collaboration and mutual understanding, that is for me the key elements to making friends with a horse. I wish for all children who are interested in horses, that they will experience exactly this togetherness and friendship. Sometimes horses are perceived as lazy, unintelligent, or unpredictable. But luckily, research shows how intelligent they really are and how capable they are of being present in the moment. In literature, we often read about horses in competitions, horses at riding schools or wild horses being are tamed. Personally, I am a horse-owner of the more relaxed and natural kind, and in my work with the horses as a therapist and masseur, I have realised that this side of the world of horses is less represented in children’s literature. It is actually a shame, I think. Because the one thing that gives particular meaning to a life with horses, is the friendship between child and horse when it is just allowed to flow”.


My Best Friend, Trude
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Turbine
Published: May, 2020
146 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: Middle-Grade
Available material: Danish original, English sample translation.

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