Millie Fieldgreat would sing songs about flowers, write weather reports, or paint grasslandscapes all day long … if only she could. However, Millie is a little cow who can neither sing, write, nor paint, but who can make many friends, and experience a lot of adventures.
Blah blah … how boring some of you may be thinking – but no, absolutely not … “au contraire”, my dears! It’s not only what one experiences or where one experiences it that matters. What’s vital is how the stories are told. Would the Little Prince have had an exciting story to tell if he hadn’t first developed the patience required to tame the fox? Would Alice have discovered Wonderland if she hadn’t been curious enough to follow the rabbit? Well, then you’ll just have to shake a bit of interest out of your pillowcase, and rub the sand out of your eyes, if you want to get to know Millie.
Emma Page, the authoress has made it as easy as possible, and as difficult as necessary to introduce Millie to you. Easy, because you can have the stories read to you. Difficult, because you may want to listen to the stories twice, or read them yourself so as to literally get to know everything there is to know about Millie, and other exotics.
Everybody can be a hero, and being a hero has nothing to do with body size. It has everything to do
with what and how each one contributes to the story. For example, Max is Olivia’s hero, because he
rescued her with a wheelbarrow when she injured her foot, out in the field. Olivia is Millie’s heroine,
because she showed her how to light a gas stove. Millie is Elisabeth’s heroine, because she saved
her from “The Waterhouse”. In every good story there exists at least one champion, and of course in
Millie’s stories there exist a couple more!
Millie Fieldgreat would like nothing better than to write poetry, and bake muffins. Unfortunately she is unable to hold a pencil, and apart from Max none of her friends really like cake. Still, such difficulties aren’t enough to discourage Millie. The fact that she’s a cow, and barely as big as a newborn calf especially doesn’t stop her from trying a thing. Millie is the best, when it comes to uncovering secrets or bringing plans to fruition.
The ability to understand animals calls for an open mind, an open heart, and a lot of patience. Naturally, Olivia has all of these traits. Every so often, a grain of magic unexpectedly takes part in the enchanting discourse, and when this happens the dialogue between Olivia and the animals becomes phenomenal. Olivia soon recognizes that her unique talent for communicating with animals brings her far more entertainment than all of the finest boutiques and theaters in the whole wide world.
Handling a horde of animals is no easy task, for animals are a lot like humans only with distinctly different capabilities. Their needs however, are just as individual as are our own. Max, has a special affection for peculiar creatures, but sometimes his animals are a bit too left field, even for his tastes. Luckily, Olivia is usually able to plausibly reassure him that the whole shebang is perfectly normal.
When one is raised in a horse stable amongst noble race horses, one’s decorum is more similar to a moon-calf than a countrified farm animal. Narrowly escaping “The Waterhouse.”, Elisabeth is Millie’s best friend, and along with introducing the highspirited Foxtrot she also injects her overly protective motherly instincts into the cow — goat – and chicken pen. She’s as determined as Millie is when trying to put the king in checkmate during a game of Chess, or teaching the pullets various ballet positions, and hanging the hay out to dry.
Bleating is quite normal for a goat, in fact it’s a highly desirable attribute if you’re a goat. Be that as it may, Egon doesn’t just bleat, he makes a big stink every time he opens his mouth. His popularity in accordance borders on discordance. Millie and her stable mates often have to defend themselves against his sharp horns, and pointed comments. Fortunately, his vanity is only half as inflated as his ego. Unfortunately, Egon’s pointless egoatism is always several horn-lengths ahead of his cerebrum.
Her silky sparkling champagne colored fur coat brings her much admiration as does her accentuated charm. Gisele is always on top of the latest Parisian fashion crazes. She can recite the opening hours of The Louvre Museum while standing on her head, and when necessary decorate her hooves with the green lacquer paint usually reserved for painting the farm window shutters. In spite of the indeterminate amount of grammatical inconsistencies inbred into her vocabulary, Gisele effortlessly raises each spoken sentence to the heights of modern poetry, by mixing in a few dulcet toned “froufrou” words, and by wearing “ze most goatcheesous smile” ever.
Here for your aural pleasure is the sensational audio version of Millie Wiesengross. Free to download, or listen to via streaming, and at your very own leisure. More than 4 hours of entertaining adventures in 48 just-long-enough-to-stay-awake chapters, captivatingly read to you by the delightful Josephine Nagorsnik.
A little tip: If you click on the charming figure of Millie Fieldgreat, (just below) you can fast forward or rewind each chapter.
Emma Page has always had an affinity with small animals. And when Emma met Millie Wiesengross she suddenly had the desire to write a book. At first it was meant to be a simple compilation of bedtime stories to help children want to go to sleep, because alongside her animals Emma also has a human family to care for. Per contra, the stories fortuitously evolved on their own accord into a stimulating children’s bedtime book. Why, you may ask? Because, grown up children shouldn’t become overcome with boredom while reading the stories, especially not when reading them aloud, which they often have to do since little children are usually not overly fond of reading bedtime stories to themselves.
Why are the illustrations somewhat on the flat side, you may ask? The drawings are discreetly designed by virtue of the fact that Millie’s world is far too colorful to duplicate. Should you take the time to look at them a bit longer you could paint them in using colors of your own imagination. Doing so guarantees the most vivid night time dreams, that’s of course if you really want to sleep … hey, it’s worth a try!
If you have any further questions which appear to have gone unanswered thus far, then don’t hesitate to ask them. Emma Page will even happily respond to sentences that end without question marks. All you have to do is leave her a polite message.