Frida Nilsson is such a good writer—original, intelligent, combining substance with strong plot—and Hattie is a very true picture of the rebellious, overenthusiastic six-year-old in all of us.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Hattie and Olaf


The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years in this funny illustrated chapter book.

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

Written by Frida Nilsson, illustrated by Stina Wirsén and translated by Julia Marshall.



  • Description

    Hattie wants a horse more than anything. Her friend Ellen has three ponies. When Hattie’s father finally comes home with a horse trailer, Hattie is ecstatic. But instead of a horse, out stomps Olaf—a donkey. Now Hattie not only has horse fever, she suddenly catches lying sickness as well.

    Inclined to emotional storms and exaggeration—always with the best intentions—Hattie is an audacious and captivating character. This warm-hearted chapter book channels the spirit of Pippi Longstocking.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Sweden
    Reader Age 6-8 year
    Book Size

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