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Book about Icelandic pony published

US author M. Korithea Smith, aka Gerta Tjörnin, recently published a children’s book about an Icelandic horse that wants to become a circus pony, inspired by the author’s trip to Iceland.

“The book contains Scandinavian art, a witty story line and the Icelandic National Anthem,” Tjörnin tells

“The story shows that even though the Icelandic pony may not be as flashy as a circus pony, its five special gaits set this breed apart from all the horses in the world,” she adds.

Gerta is a “short, shaggy and chubby little Icelandic horse” that longs to get away from the dull life on her farm and to become a circus pony.

With the help of her mentor and friend Denty, a “know-it-all little ram,” Gerta seeks fame and fortune, but discovers that life on her farm may not be so dull after all.

Ladies and Gentlemen Presenting: Gerta’s Big Ambition is described as a “hilarious parody of the modern search for fabulous fame” and a “charming artwork” with illustrations by Bri Hermanson.

The book is available here.

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