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Wild Thing (Winnie the Horse Gentler Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 8 in Winnie the Horse Gentler (8 Book Series)
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Since then, Dandi Daley Mackall has become an award-winning author of over 400 books for children of all ages, with sales of 4 million copies in 22 countries. THE SILENCE OF MURDER is the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery 2012. Recent picture books with Sleeping Bear Press include Legend of Ohio, Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story (Notable Book 2008 - Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People National Council of Social Studies & Children's Book Council; winner of the Angel Award, 2008; Winner of the "Award of Excellence" from Chicago Book Show 2007) and 2008 release, A Girl Named Dan (her own "batboy" story, and a lesson on Title IX), 2 Mom's Choice Awards & Amelia Bloom Award. Eva Underground, Harcourt young adult novel, nominated ALA Best Book 2007, starred Kirkus review, awarded a Top Teen Read by New York Public Library, finalist for Ohioana Award, was based on the author's experiences behind the Iron Curtain. Love Rules was awarded Romantic Times' Top Pick. Middle-grade fiction, Larger-than-Life Lara, Dutton/Penguin, which teaches how to write, while tackling the problem of bullying, is on the KY Bluegrass Award List 2007-8; William Allan White Award list, 2008-9; KS and KY Children's Choice lists. Her Winnie the Horse Gentler series has sold over half a million books and Starlight Animal Rescue is a Gold Medallion finalist. Dandi received the 2009 Helen Keating Ott Award for distinguished contribution toward promoting high moral and ethical values in children and young adult literature. She also received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2008 from the University of Missouri. Dandi is a national speaker, keynoting at conferences and Young Author events, and has made dozens of appearances on TV, including ABC, NBC, and CBS. Visit Dandi at www.dandibooks.com, winniethehorsegentler.com, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85oaIUbJ8j8
Top Customer Reviews
Best "EVER!" I can't Put into words how much I love these books.
I have trouble finding horse books that put God Related stuff in
them.So I fell in love with these books.I am counting down days
till "Unhappy Appy" book #4 comes out in April.I LOVE these books
You've gotta read this book!!
While it's geared at the age 9-12 age group, I believe younger children would enjoy this if they had it read to them (although depending on the child, you may want to edit about Winnie's mother dying.) Although the main characters are girls, there are boys involved to enough of an extent I think any boy with an interest in horses would enjoy this enough, but as we all know girls of the 9-12 age group adore horses, so while it's aimed at girls, I believe it's written in a style that would be interesting enough to boys.
Dandi Daley Mackall packs a lot of emotion into this short chapter book. Winnie hasn't forgiven herself for events that changed the lives of her family, and that lack of forgiveness is reflected in pretty much everything she does. She's quick tempered, quick to judge, and rather rude.
But once you understand the heart, you can help change the behavior.
That's a lesson she learns when she encounters a horse named "Wild Thing". Seems both the horse and the girl need to learn about forgiveness, trust, faith and love. The book includes quite a bit about faith, but isn't heavy handed.
Lizzy is an excellent supportive sister for Winnie, even though she's the younger of the two. Dad's a bit distracted trying to keep the family together But Dandi crafts a host of interesting and quirky characters to fill in the gaps and fill in the fun.
I bought the e-book version to check it out for my oldest granddaughter, and I think I've found a winner! "Wild Thing" is the first in a series, and is published by Tyndale Publishing. Recommended.
Mackall clearly knows her horses and kept me dreaming of Winnie and horse Nickers for a long time, and I still do. God was helping Mackall write this book and they clearly triumphed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I consider these books the best series in the world. I can't choose my favorite book of the series, they're so good. Read more
I love this book not because I LOVE horses but its wonderful, I enjoyed this book very much I hope that you do toPublished 9 months ago by Katie Dafforn
Cute book for a young reader. Nice story. It is I book for a young reader. Nice story line. Good horse storyPublished 9 months ago by Renee Abernathy
This was a gift for a horse loving 11 year old girl who absolutely loved itPublished 11 months ago by H.vdn den Engh
This is my very most favorite book series!You have to read this book and the rest of the series! Also every book comes with an important lesson. Read morePublished 12 months ago by sabrina
I loved this book a lot it told me that it takes a lot of care and love to gentle a horsePublished 15 months ago by great game
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