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5 StarsThis book turned into something unexpected for me Not necessarily a bad thing as the turns were interesting in their own right, but my expectations going in and how the book started made me not appreciate them as much as another reader might.
I went into the book expecting an engaging survival story against the elements Ukraine in winter, enough said , escape from the Nazis, and a helping hand from fellow humans And I got all those Kalinka was a smart girl who found herself swept up into the tragic events of the Holocaust and WWII Striking out on her own across Nazi occupied Ukraine, she finds help from some unexpected quarters I found her journey through the many parts of this devastated land suspe While I am a big fan of his Burnie Gunther series, I found this, although well written, to be a bit too maudlin and anthropomorphic.
Philip Kerr keeps turning out great and informative books Philip Kerr can usually be relied upon to deliver intelligent, witty, and enjoyable reading, often with WW2 going on around the action.
This book follows this formula without being similar to any of his other books set in this period.
He succeeds in creating real, but unconnected people a female sniper, rare horse preservers, some real baddies,and some good guys all of who come together convincingly and excitingly.
I am only now starting to read Kerr s non WW books all excellent so far but enjoyed what could have been a harrowing tale but wasn t because it focussed on the good in people rather than the darker side, though baddies were always around and threatening to upset the apple cart
The Winter Horses is a middle grade book about a young Jewish girl who escapes death at the hands of the Nazis in her small village and ends up in an old Ukrainian zoo that is looked after by an elderly man named Max The zoo has been overtaken by the SS and many of the animals, much to Max s horror are slaughtered to feed the soldiers When Max discovers that two very special and nearly extinct Przewalski pronounced Shuh VAHL skeez horses have been spared and are being tended to by a thin, freezing girl he steps in to help them and puts his own life on the line.
Blending magical realism and history, Kerr has spun a unique story of survival during a bleak time in history The name Kalinka is taken from a Ukrainian folk song and she is a great heroine in this bo This book is really well written It deals with happenings during World War II, so expect it to be sad and tragic However, there is a constant strain of hope that runs through it While it may not be historically accurate, the author opens the book by saying that there are times when history must take second place to legend Prologue Not only does this book confront the harsh realities of the destructive nature of war, but it also shows the very realistic struggles within people The author is careful to remind over and over that hate is not a good option, all life is valuable, and he conveys the inward struggles within both the protagonists and antagonists He even presents the thoughts of the animals well This book also introduces some fun information about Przewals This book needs to have IN LARGE TYPE This is a kid s book not a normal Philip Kerr book If you re not 12 it is a complete waste of your money It is so contrived, it might as well be about unicorns or written by Ursula LeGuin.
From Philip Kerr, The New York Timesbestselling 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 PajamasIt Will Soon Be Another Cold Winter In The Ukraine But It S , 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 Secretsfor There Is A Girl, Kalinka, Who Is Hiding In The ParkKalinka Has Lost Her Home, Her Family, Her Belongingseverything 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 Friendsuntil A Nazi Campaign Of Extermination Nearly Wipes Them Out For GoodNow Kalinka Must Set Out On A Treacherous Journey Across The Frozen Forest To Save The Only Two Surviving Horsesand Herself