The Winter Horses by Philip KerrThe Winter Horses by Philip Kerr

The Winter Horses

byPhilip Kerr

Reinforced Library Binding | March 25, 2014

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From Philip Kerr, the New York Times 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 of The Book Thief, Milkweed, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

It 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 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.  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.
Philip Kerr is the New York Times bestselling author of the WWII Bernie Gunther crime novels and the children's fantasy series Children of the Lamp.  He lives in England.
Title:The Winter HorsesFormat:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:288 pages, 8.62 × 9.05 × 0.97 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385755449

ISBN - 13:9780385755443


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving I enjoyed the book so much, I read it twice. Compassion & understanding between humans & animals. 5 stars from me.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Winter horses So unlike Kerr,s other works. Something of a disappointment. Best suited for a young girl to read. Perhaps that is the intended audience.
Date published: 2014-07-01