By Catherine Hapka; Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375847325, 113pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2009

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 is the author of many books for children of all ages. She is too tall to ride ponies, though her mare, Gerri, still looks like one. Catherine takes riding lessons twice a week and lives on a farm with Gerri, three goats, a small flock of chickens, and too many cats.

Author of many books for children, Shirley Climo has explored international variations of the Cinderella myth in her popular and carefully researched books The Irish Cinderlad, illustrated by Loretta Krupinski, The Korean Cinderella, and The Egyptian Cinderella, both illustrated by Ruth Heller. Ms. Climo lives in Los Altos, CA.

Ruth Sanderson is the author and illustrator of such beautiful children's books as The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Enchanted Wood, and Papa Gatto. She lives in Ware, MA.