Chicken House, Frome, 2010, trans Anthea Bell. 181 pp.
Originally published as Hände weg von Mississippi, Cecilie Dressler, 1997, 189 pp.
Emma’s grandmother runs an animal sanctuary, and every holiday, Emma goes to stay with her. One holiday is different, because her grandmother buys her a horse. The horse belonged to an old friend, Mr Clipperbush, who died, and left the horse with no one to look after him. Unfortunately, Mr Clipperbush’s long-lost nephew wants the horse back, and will stop at nothing to get his way.