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The winter horses

By: Kerr, Philip

1406359882 / 9781406359886
eBook (EPUB)
18/09/2014
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England
164 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
Quiz No: 227233, Points 10.00, Book Level 6.10,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
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Set in Ukraine during WWII, Philip Kerr's heart-rending children's book is a story of survival against the odds.

In the midst of another freezing winter, Max, the devoted caretaker of a wildlife reserve, must learn to live with the Nazis who have overrun his 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 reservation.

Apart 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 through the frozen Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses - and herself.

This sensitive, inspiring tale captures the power of sacrifice, the endurance of the human spirit and the astonishing loyalty of animals.

BIC:

YFP Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), YFT Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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