Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson
The schoolchildren of the Swedish village Ängatorp have gone horse crazy! In her new book, Frida Nilsson returns us to the wild world of the mischievous and irresistible rabble-rouser, Hattie.
Set a few years after the first book, Hattie and her schoolmates have cultivated one of the more classic childhood infatuations – they have all become horse girls! When the novelty of crawling around on all fours neighing at each other starts to fade, however, it seems only logical they appeal to their parents for some real horses of their own.
When Hattie’s (ever-forgiving) parents point out that horses are an expensive investment, things get a little hairy. If we know anything about Hattie, it’s that she doesn’t like to compromise. Cue 180 pages of first-class antics – lies, deceit, mopeds, strawberry milk and donkeys. Hattie and Olaf is a heartwarming and hilarious addition to a series I love. I can’t wait to see what Frida Nilsson does next! For ages 6+.