The Winter Horses

The Winter Horses

eBook - 2014
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From Philip Kerr, thenbsp; New York Times nbsp;bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, comes a breathtaking journey of survival in the dark days of WWII in Ukraine, a country that remains tumultuous today. This inspiring tale captures the power of the human spirit and is perfect for fans ofnbsp; The Book Thief, nbsp; Milkweed , andnbsp; The nbsp; Boy in the Striped Pajamas .

It will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine.nbsp; But it's 1941, and things are different this year.nbsp; Max, the devoted caretaker of an animal preserve, must learn to live with the Nazis who have overtaken this precious land. He must also learn to keep secrets--for there is a girl, Kalinka, who is hiding in the park.

Kalinka has lost her home, her family, her belongings--everything but her life.nbsp; Still, she has gained one small, precious gift: a relationship with the rare wild and wily Przewalski's horses that wander the preserve. Aside from Max, these endangered animals are her only friends--until a Nazi campaign of extermination nearly wipes them out for good.

Now Kalinka must set out on a treacherous journey across the frozen forest to save the only two surviving horses--and herself.




From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780385755450
0385755457
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jan 04, 2015

Being a horse lover and fan of strong women (in this case a girl but 100% likely to grow to an even stronger woman) -- I really liked this story.

It was dark but a feel good story at the same time. Animal lovers will love the expressed animal-to-human communication and very real relationship between the animals and their owners - who are more close friends and family.

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