Trixie, My Shetland Pony


By Dr. Edward Keller, Illustrations by David Christy, self-published, Dickinson, North Dakota, 2005, 60 pages, hardcover

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide this book by Dr. Edward Keller as part of the Early Dakota Prairie Series. The other books are My Mother's Apron and My First Grade Years.

Trixie, My Shetland Pony shares memories of Ed's first pony. Picture yourself riding, playing and taking care of your very own horse. Each day brought something new to your experience of learning on the prairie. He has summer days riding Trixie through the stock pond and shares how the pony is a comfort on those cold winter days. Keller once again weaves a memory story of his first horse, Trixie, along with all of the events that make this an exceptional experience for the young reader.

About the author

Dr. Edward F. Keller was born in Strasburg, ND in 1927. He attended a one-room country school near his farm. In 1941, he left for Canton, OH, to attend Brunnerdale Seminary High School. Keller later served in the military as a dental technician, attended St. Thomas College, St. Paul, MN, and graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Keller is now retired after practicing dentistry in Dickinson, ND, for 42 years. He continues to reside in Dickinson with his wife, Shirley. They have seven grown children and sixteen grand children.

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