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From New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr comes a breathtaking journey of survival by one girl and two horses in the dark days of WWIIIt will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine But it's 1941 and things are different this year Max the devoted caretaker of an animal preserve must learn to live with the Nazis who have overtak. This is a review for an uncorrected Advanced Readers CopyCover Blurb Yes or No I do really like the cover even if it has a character impersonator on it She actually works really well for Kalinka even though I kept picturing her a lot younger than she's supposed to beCharacters I didn't really get attached to any of the characters even though they were all good Kalinka was a strong young woman who had dealt with a lot of hardship but she fell a tiny bit flat for me Her dialogue made her seem much younger than she was and she took a very oh well let's move on attitude when bad things continued to happen And it wasn't like she was numb to tragedy which would logically happen if you had seen as many horrors as she did She just didn't react I did like Max the nature preserve caretaker who started out in the novel welcoming the Nazi invasion because he thought they would appreciate what the nature preserve was trying to do He was imaging the Nazis to be like the cultured Imperialistic Germans he used to know and gets uite a shock when the SS troops arrive and start killing the animals for food and then hunt down the Przewalski's horses simply because they are deemed an inferior horse breed Max is helpless to protect the animals he loves and he can do nothing but keep his head down and hope the SS don't decide to turn their guns on him Unfortunately the villain of the novel an overzealous SS officer as if there weren't any other kind wasn't very intimidating At first the contrast of a young man who enjoys drawing and riding but carries out such dreadful orders as gunning down entire villages and exterminating the Przewalski's horses was a very chilling one But the Author's attempt to paint the SS troops as average soldiers who had to do unpleasant things didn't work This is true of the average German soldier; most had to fight and didn't want to But the SS was a whole different kettle of fish; they were a cult About the only characters I really attached to were the animals which of course was just setting myself up for emotions Hard to dislike smart ponies and a loyal dogThe Romance There isn't anyPlot When the Nazis invade Ukraine Max is ordered to kill all of the animals on his nature preserve so the enemy can't use them to feed their troops But Max can't do it and he is sure that the Nazis will spare the nature preserve and appreciate its function After all it was founded by a German before the Bolshevik revolution But the SS troops aren't Imperialistic Germany and though their young commanding officer seems a cultured man who values horses it's not long before they are slaughtering the animals Worse orders come from headuarters to exterminate the rare and wild Przewalski's horses as they are a danger to the breeding line of superior horses Max is devastated but he can't do anything to stop the SS as they gun the horses down Then one night a teenage girl shows up at his doorstep in a snow storm followed by the last two Przewalski's horses a mare and stallion The girl has been hiding out in the reserve since her village was ransacked and her family murdered by the Nazis and she's made friends with the untamed ponies Max knows that if the SS find out he's harboring not only these two outlawed horses but a Jewish orphan as well he'll forfeit his life Before long Kalinka finds herself escaping to the ever encroaching Red Army with the Przewalski's horses the SS hot on her trail It's only

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The Winter HorsesEn this precious land He must also learn to keep secrets for there is a girl Kalinka who is hiding in the parkKalinka has lost her home her family her belongings everything but her life 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 e. I have had this book sitting on my shelf for a long time I finally picked it up to read it I am a horse lover While I did enjoy the horse aspect of this book I could not keep the story in my head as I was reading it Kind of like an outsider trying to look in However an unforgettable book This sadden me as I did like Kalinka She was a brave girl full of innocence This is why I feel like the horses were drawn to her This book is rated starting at 12 years old This might be a little low for some children Just due to the little bit of violent scenes in this book There was not a lot of gory details given which was good Yet still as an adult you may want to be prepared to have to explain to your child about the actions of the Germans and their relationship towards Jews

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The Winter Horses Read & Download ç 5 ✓ From New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr comes a breathtaking journey of survival by one girl and two horses in the dark days of WWIIIt will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine But it's 1941 and things are different this year Max the devoted caretaker of an animal preserve must learn tNdangered animals are her only friends until a Nazi campaign of extermination nearly wipes them out for goodNow Kalinka must set out on a treacherous journey across the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses and herselfThis sensitive inspiring tale captures the power of sacrifice and the endurance of the human spirit. I liked this oneI like that it shows a different part of WWII the Ukraine I like well you know what I mean that it shows that the Nazis not only murdered people but animals they deemed not pure tooI like that it shows that some things have been complicated re being a supporter when you have something you love that you have to protect even if it's just horsesI really like the relationship between Kalinka and Max Kalinka found kindness and for a very short time a grandfather again and Max got a granddaughter and one final reason to stand up against GrenzmannThe relationship between Kalinka the horses and the dog Well A few times I had to remind myself to suspend my disbelief and just enjoy the storyI also am a bit Hmmm about the sudden POV changes to the horses andor the dog within the POV of someone elseBut otherwise I liked reading this one