For other uses, see Saving Mississippi (disambiguation).
Saving Mississippi
Saving Mississipi
Author(s) Cornelia Funke
Translator Anthea Bell
English publication date April 4, 2011
Saving Mississippi is a 2010 children's novel by German author Cornelia Funke. It is translated into English by Anthea Bell.

Publisher's NoteEdit

Cornelia told me about her horse one afternoon. Then we walked up through the woods together to visit her beautiful ‘friend’. That was when she (Cornelia, not the horse – although nothing surprises me about Cornelia’s

world!) told me about this wonderfully exciting story she wrote some time ago. We rushed to get a copy from the high stacked shelves in her house, and had it quickly translated in time for our Chicken House 10th Birthday, as a special present for her fans.

Thanks, Cornelia!

Barry Cunningham



For Tina, Lena and Inga


Every holiday, Emma loves helping her grandma Dolly at her animal sanctuary. At home she isn’t even allowed a guinea pig. While she’s there, Emma’s grandma buys her Mississippi, the beloved horse of an old friend, Mr Clipperbush, who has passed away.

Emma can’t believe her luck—a horse of her own. But suddenly, there’s trouble. Mr Clipperbush’s long-lost nephew wants the horse back—and will stop at nothing to get his way.

What can Emma do? Saving Mississippi means everything…

Detailed Plot SummaryEdit