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Socks and Sophie

Children & Young Adult, Picture-Books, Children's Books, Children's Books Age 10+, Bestseller, Bestseller Children's Book /YA

The Problem is Sitting in the Saddle

Socks, the pony was abused and has lost all faith in humans ever since. Sophie, however, is overjoyed when she is allowed to take Socks into her care. But her dream is quickly broken. Sophie is soon forced to admit that she and Socks simply can’t live in harmony. The ongoing misunderstandings between the pony and the girl lead to a number of dangerous situations. And then, when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, something tragic looms on the horizon – if Socks won’t let himself be ridden soon, he will be put to sleep by people who dismiss him as a “problem horse”. Sophie has to learn how to speak horse - and fast!

• Juli Zeh skillfully weaves information about horse communication into an exciting story
• Entertaining and enlightening, thanks to the special narrative of both the human AND the horse
• Includes funny and informative colour illustrations by Flix
• Books by bestselling author Juli Zeh have been translated into 35 languages

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Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh is an attorney, constitutional judge and award-winning author. Her books have been translated into 35 languages. Juli Zeh has been honored with numerous prizes, including the Heinrich Böll Prize and the Federal Cross of Merit.

Socks and Sophie

The Problem is Sitting in the Saddle

Socks, the pony was abused and has lost all faith in humans ever since. Sophie, however, is overjoyed when she is allowed to take Socks into her care. But her dream is quickly broken. Sophie is soon forced to admit that she and Socks simply can’t live in harmony. The ongoing misunderstandings between the pony and the girl lead to a number of dangerous situations. And then, when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, something tragic looms on the horizon – if Socks won’t let himself be ridden soon, he will be put to sleep by people who dismiss him as a “problem horse”. Sophie has to learn how to speak horse - and fast!

• Juli Zeh skillfully weaves information about horse communication into an exciting story
• Entertaining and enlightening, thanks to the special narrative of both the human AND the horse
• Includes funny and informative colour illustrations by Flix
• Books by bestselling author Juli Zeh have been translated into 35 languages

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Bibliographic Data
240 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-76325-7
First published 2021