Madlen Ottenschläger, Malin Hörl

Ria's wish

Published on 27.02.2024

Reading level: 3 years

32 pages

285 mm x 220 mm

ISBN: 978-3-8458-5471-7


  • Timeless children's book about wishes, fears and friendship
  • For all horse enthusiasts, big and small, and picture book lovers

Horse Ria lives on a farm with many other horses. For a long time, there haven't been any children around. Only the oldest horses still remember how it used to be: all cuddly wonderful and curly-happy. That is exactly what Ria longs for. And one day, there's a child at the gate: Toni. But Ria's wish isn't fulfilled right away, because Toni doesn't want a horse as a friend.  In fact, she's afraid of these giant-tree-sized horses... Until one day, the two of them unintentionally meet. Will they eventually become friends and will Ria's wish come true?

Madlen Ottenschläger
Madlen Ottenschläger

Madlen Ottenschläger was born in 1979 in the city with the highest church tower in the world (161.53 metres). She studied and worked in Munich and Hamburg, including as a journalist for Brigitte. „Metti Meerschwein“ by arsEdition was her successful children's book debut. Many more picture books followed, such as „Otto fährt los - Ein Sommer in Schweden“. She lives in southern Germany with her family and a small gang of guinea pigs.

Malin Hörl
Malin Hörl

Malin Hörl loves working with watercolours and coloured pencils. Ever since she was a child, she has been unable to put down her pencils, and if she does, it is only to spend time with her family or to watch a storm. Maybe for a few other things too. In any case, since completing her studies at the Münster School of Design with a focus on illustration, there is no better profession for her. Her picture book debut "Da liegt was in der Luft" (There's something in the air) was awarded the "DPICTUS Un-published Picturebook Showcase 2". She also loves horses - although, much like Toni, she already has a little respect for them.

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