The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
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Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM By Philip Kerr

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 WWII.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 muFrom New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr comes a breathtaking journey of survival by one girl and two horses in the dark days of WWII.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 Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses and herself.This sensitive, inspiring tale captures the power of sacrifice and the endurance of the human spirit.
  • Title: The Winter Horses
  • Author: Philip Kerr
  • ISBN: 9780385755436
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover

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Jadranka Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Radnja simpatičnog romana "Stepski konji" smeštena je u Ukrajinu, a godina je 1941.Čitalac prati mučnu sudbinu devojčice Kaljinke, i njenih sapatnika (i saputnika), dva divlja stepska konja (poznata pod imenom - konji Prževalskog, koji su potomci preistorijskih konja, koje su ljudi iz starijeg kamenog doba crtali po pećinama), jednog hrabrog psa i par usputnih, ništa manje važnih, pripadnika okupatorske nemačke vojske i Crvenoarmejaca.Pisan pomalo naivnim stilom, sa par i patetičnih m [...]
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Alex Baugh Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
In the Summer of 1941, the manager of the large animal reserve in the Ukraine, Askaniya-Nova, told his senior caretaker Maxim Borisovich Melnik to kill all the animals before the Germans arrived and did it themselves to replenish their dwindling food supplies.But Max can't bring himself to do it, and when the Nazis arrive and take over the reserve, he is sure that the Well-educated, well-bred, well-spoken Captain Grenzman will spare the animals, especially his beloved untamable Przewalski's hors [...]
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mary Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Ο Φίλιπ Κερ είναι ένας αρκετά γνωστός συγγραφέας στη χώα, ειδικότερα μέσα από ο βιβλίο του μοιραία Πράγα.Όταν λοιπόν κυκλοφόρησαν τα άλογα του χειμώνα, αποφάσισα να του δώσω μια ευκαιρία λόγω της ενδιαφέρουσας περίληψης και κυρίως των τόσων επαίνων που άκουσα για τον συγγρ [...]
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Selma Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Priča o traženju izlaza iz leda, snijega i smrti u mračnim danima Drugog svjetskog rata u Ukrajini.Godina je 1941. Mjesto radnje Ukrajina - prirodni rezervat Askanija Nova.Priča započinje kad Maksim Borisovič, starac koji se brine o životinjama u prirodnom rezervatu Aksanija Nova, dobije zadatak da, prije nego što napusti mjesto na kojem je proveo cijeli svoj život, pobije sve životinje koje tu borave i zebre i nojeve i lame i vukove i jelene i bizone i konje Maksim naivno pita: "A za [...]
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Mara Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
This is a review for an uncorrected Advanced Readers Copy.Cover 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 be.Characters: 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 h [...]
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Yiannis Vasalakis Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Πήρα αυτό το μικρό βιβλίο στα χέρια μου για να κάνω ένα διάλειμμα μετά από ένα άλλο, μεγάλο, καθώς και διότι πολλά είχα ακούσει για τον Φίλιπ Κερ αλλά δικό του έργο δεν είχε τύχει να διαβάσω.Γνώριζα πως ο σκωτσέζος συγγραφέας έχει «ειδίκευση» στην περίοδο του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Π [...]
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Cheryl Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
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 [...]
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Terri Farley Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Folktale and fact come together in this book about World War tragedies for humans and animals in the Ukraine. If you insist on happy endings, you'll have to look pretty hard, but the historical reality is important.
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Kris Irvin Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Pfft, this book was so dumb. The writing was stilted and childish. The bad guys? Not so very scary (though yes, they were bad.) The horses were ridiculous. I don't care how cunning a pony is, it's not going to count out how many motorcycles are approaching with its hooves for you. I call shenanigans. In addition to all of these points, I have to say that Kalinka is one of the worst Mary Sue's since Bella Swan came along. Kalinka is perfect. She is a chess prodigy. She is a horse whisperer. She's [...]
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Kristine Raugust charette Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
A great story from a different perspective. A WWII story about ancient horses being saved from extinction by a 14 year old Russian girl. Perfect for a read aloud with kids, boys or girls. I might suggest waiting till 10years old due to the war context. It's not very graphic, and if you're reading it aloud, maybe you could skip those parts for the sake of a younger audience.
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Sarah Amelia Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
6/5 stars! I had been expecting a a 4 star read when I bought it but loved the premise. I ended up loving this book so much! Kalinka is a very strong character who I loved reading from her point of view. This book faintly reminded me of The Book Thief. A main character who is a young-ish teenager. An adult who cares deeply for her and is kind. You get the picture. Very enjoyable read!
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Becky Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Probably what I liked best about this book is how it made me want to learn more about all the parts of it: Przewalski's horses, Askania Nova, and the Ukraine, particularly the Chernobyl area where many of the horses live now.
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BarbaraH Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Very good story that keeps you reading. A young girl who saw all her family killed is running from the German troops only to be surrounded by them. Join as she trays to escape with 2 valuable horses across the freezing land.
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Kerstin Stutzke Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Im Sommer 1941 ergriff die gesamte Belegschaft des staatlichen Naturreservates Askania-Nowa die Flucht. Lediglich der alte Maxim Borisowitsch Melnik blieb. Eigentlich sollte er, auf Befehl des obersten Leiters des Reservates, alle Tiere desselben töten, um den Nazis keine Möglichkeit zu geben, in dem Reserverat den Winter zu überstehen - doch Max brachte diese Tat nicht über sein Herz, denn auch seine geliebten Przewalski-Pferde hätte er töten sollen. Max hat generell keine schlechte Meinu [...]
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Resii Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Bei diesem Buch fällt es mir einfach unglaublich schwer, das Ganze in Worte zu fassen. Allein dieses Buch findet so schöne Worte, für eine so grausame Zeit, dass mir die Worte dadurch verloren gegangen sind.Dieses Buch ist wirklich etwas wahnsinnig besonderes, denn trotz dessen, dass es ein so trauriges und eigentlich niederschmetterndes Thema ist, spürte man als Lese ständig diesen Hoffnungsschimmer. Natürlich ist es auch sehr traurig und berührend, allerdings nie deprimierend. Das fand [...]
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Stephanie A. Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
That was some wonderful blending of historical events with fantastical wish fulfillment. Kalinka is definitely who I've always wanted to be, right down to her charming name. And Przewalski's horses fascinate me, so if you want to give me a WWII-era story where the girl can basically talk to animals and the animals, in turn, are about as smart as people without actually using a common language or acting like people? I wrote these kinds of stories when I was a kid.Keeping it from being completely [...]
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Susan Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Set 1941, Ukraine has been invaded by the German army. They have reached the Askaniya-Nova animal sanctuary, home of a herd of Przewalski's horses, the almost extinct breed that was painted by ancient human artists on their cave walls. Claiming that the species is “sub-equine”, the Nazis have ordered their extermination. Max, the caretaker, tries to protect them. But it is Kalinka, a Jewish teenager fleeing the massacre of her village, who is the only one that can find a way that they might [...]
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Robert Walton Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
The Winter Horses is a stubborn editor and one rewrite short of being great. I enjoyed it greatly, none-the-less. It's a fine story set in a time and place which all of us would do well to remember. Curiously, Kerr - who is meticulous with his research - initially got the time setting wrong. He said 1941 when he meant to say 1944. I suspect that some sentences were left out when he assembled his final draft.
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Jamie Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
I'll agree with many of the other posts here and say this sort-of-ok story is really marred by writing that talks down to the reader and tells rather than shows. Where some saw "magical realism" with the animals, I saw "anthropomorphism to an absurd degree." Mix this in with some pretty brutal and scary violence including murdered people and animals.
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Hermien Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
To draw a parallel between the slaughter by the Nazis of the Przewalski horses in Askania Nova in the Ukraine and the planned extermination of the Jews is interesting. But ascribing intricate thought processes, counting abilities and human emotions to the horses and the wolf hound travelling with Kalinka stretched the imagination a bit too much for me.
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Beth Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
This book was a very unique book for me to read. I really enjoyed the story of the horses and to find out that they were real made the story more interesting. I couldn't help but laugh at the way Kalinka outsmarted those chasing after her (along with the horses too, of course).
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Paulette Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
this is a good book. it is both educational and thrilling. I did not know when I selected it that it was a young adult book. I still enjoyed it nevertheless.
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Maria Altiki Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Ένα πολύ όμορφο εφηβικό παραμύθι.
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Anka Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
I really like this book,like really!
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Margo Berendsen Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
As horse crazy as I am, I've known about Przewalski's horses pretty much my whole life, but never thought they were very interesting besides the single fact that they are the only true wild horse - never domesticated versus mustangs which are descended from domesticated horses. I never gave thought to WHY these horses have never been domesticated ("they're too cunning to be domesticated") which this books explains. This is a magnificent, action-filled and heart-filled story, SET IN UKRAINE!!! (h [...]
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Viktoriya Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
It is really difficult for me to review this book. First of all, I had NO idea this was a YA/children book. Knowing the kind of books Philip Kerr normally writes, I did not expect thisThe story itself is kind of charming (in the beginning) and it kept me going (to a certain point). Up until Kalinka arrived on the scene. Ok, is there another character in the history of literature who is more perfect than our dear little Kalinka? I mean, the girl is a chess prodigy, fluent in German (which she lea [...]
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Sofia Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
Aufmachung:Das Cover finde ich wirklich schön. Man sieht Kalinka mit den beiden Pferden und dem Hund im verschneiten Wald sehen, von dem man auch nur ein paar Bäume sieht, der Rest ist im Schnee verborgen.Das Buch hat so etwas super Winterliches, was, weil es ja in der Ukraine spielt, ja auch gut zum Inhalt passt.Der Titel genauso. Ich finde es übrigens immer gut, wenn der Originaltitel, wenn er bereits gut zum Buch passt, übernommen oder übersetzt wird. Wenn sich die Verlage dann einen neu [...]
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Abby Dec 13, 2019 - 15:33 PM
I never would have picked up The Winter Horses if not because I had to for school. We were studying the Holocaust in English and had to pick a book to read. I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone and read this book. I would rate The Winter Horses at 3.5 stars or an 89%. I strongly disliked this book at first. It was slow, it was boring, and it was BORING. But after reading up to page about 150, I was rooting for Kalinka and the Przewalski's. It wasn't fabulous, but it did hold my attent [...]
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The Winter Horses By Philip Kerr 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 WWII.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 muFrom New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr comes a breathtaking journey of survival by one girl and two horses in the dark days of WWII.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 Ukrainian forest to save the only two surviving horses and herself.This sensitive, inspiring tale captures the power of sacrifice and the endurance of the human spirit.

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