Horse Diaries #1: Elska (Paperback)

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By Catherine Hapka, Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the Horse Diaries series.

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Horse Diaries series by Catherine Hapka is a new series of diaries written from the perspective of the horses—there is a different horse in each book.  Book 1 is about Elska, a young foal born in Iceland in 1000. Book 2 is about Bell’s Star, a brown Morgan in the 1850s who helps rescue a runaway slave, and Book 3 is about Koda, a bay quarterhorse with a white blaze traveling on the Oregon Trail. The good news is that there are more on the way! (Early Readers)

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Iceland, circa AD 1000

Elska is a silver dapple Icelandic filly. She spends summers frisking about the countryside and winters in the farmyard, where the girl human Amma takes special care of her. But when a powerful neighbor notices Elska, her contented life suddenly changes. Here is Elska’s story . . . in her own words.

About the Author

Catherine Hapka has written more than 150 books for children and young adults—many about horses, including several in the Saddle Club and Pine Hollow series. A lifelong horse lover, she rides several times per week and appreciates horses of all breeds. She lives on a small farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Ruth Sanderson has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony and Winter Pony. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375847325
ISBN-10: 0375847324
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 24th, 2009
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Horse Diaries