You and I, Trude

Du og jeg, Trude

You and I, Trude is the second book in the popular series about the girl, Alma, and the pony, Trude.

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

You and I, Trude

Du og jeg, Trude

You and I, Trude is the second book in the popular series about the girl, Alma, and the pony, Trude.

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

Synopsis

”Oh no”, Alma shouts. She feels the air go out of her stomach. It is as if someone swapped the earth and the sky around. In a split second, everything feels horribly wrong…”

Alma loves everything about horses and most of all, she loves Trude. Trude lives on Johanna’s farm and Alma is allowed to go there once a week to ride on the horses and look after them. Alma just loves every minute of it, but there is that one issue with the canter. It is just not that easy. Especially not since the day Alma fell off.

And actually there are other things that are difficult – Alma would prefer to have Trude to herself. Even if Trude is not her own horse, it feels that way, but when more girls start to visit Johanna every week, Alma will have to share Trude with them. How does she ensure that Trude likes her the best?

You and I, Trude is a heart-warming story about friendships and the love of horses and nature. The book includes tips on various horse-themed crafts – such as “Make a bead head-band for your horse” and “Create your own hobby horse”.

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”.

You and I, Trude
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Turbine
Published: August, 2021
152 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: Middle-Grade
Genre: Realism
Available material: English sample translation of the first book in the series, MY BEST FRIEND, TRUDE.

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