|Author First Name:||Dandi Daley|
|Author Last Name:||Mackall|
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|Series:||Winnie The Horse Gentler|
|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
|Target Age:||12 and up|
|Issue: Self Image:||None|
|Summary:||How can God or my dad love me? It's my fault my mom is dead.|
That's what Winnie believes, really and truly believes. Needless to say, that doesn't make for a very pleasant life.
Two years ago her horse-loving mom was killed in a car accident after Winnie begged her to take her out to see a new horse on icy roads. Since then Winnie, her dad, and her sister have moved five times. Winnie and her dad are just going through the motions of life. Only Lizzy seems to care about anything. Until Winnie meets Wild Thing - a beautiful white horse that is not treated very well by it's owners. Winnie determines to find a way to get that horse - no matter what! First of all, how can she get it? Second of all, if she did get it, would her horse-whispering (training a horse through gentle methods rather than traditional) skills be enough to transform the wild animal into a tame one?
|Extra Notes:||Thus begins the story of Winnie The Horse Gentler, a young girl who trains horses for others using lots of patience and kindness rather than "breaking". Winnie finds it quite difficult to fit in with other kids, but horses: no problem! Dandi Daley Mackall writes a realistic story that is still enjoyable to read. |