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The Happy Hat

Suzanne Perlmutter

May 2021 978-1-955096-01-0


The Happy Hat is a story about two sisters: Monika and Rosa who run a small horse farm for the summer, with tourists from Madrid, as well as international travelers—where the girls offer rides on the Andalusian Horse! Their farm is along the Mediterranean located in the ancient volcanic mountains of Cabo de Gata, Spain, overlooking the sea.

The two sisters are enchanted with the wonders of their natural environment: the fossil beds in the limestone caves, and the exotic desert animals that abound.

Together, Monika and Rosa explore this habitat and dream of what it is like to be caretakers of this splendid, beautiful place. They offer a sensitive outlook of how to protect and assure it’s beauty, now, and for other children in the future.


Rosa, Monika’s sister, always came early to bring breakfast: a coffee and cake that their mother made special. They were going to go on a ride together so as to air out the horses along the seaside but the air was hot and still. They knew that once they traversed over the sand dunes, they would smell the salty sea, and feel the breeze.


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