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Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 6.87 X 4.18 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Winnie the Horse Gentler
In #1 Wild Thing, Winnie's fearful heart finally begins to trust God again as she tries to gentle the horse of her dreams, Wild Thing.
CassandraMaineAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5easy readAugust 9, 2014CassandraMaineAge: 18-24Gender: femaleI remember reading this book several years ago, probably shortly after it was published. I liked it when I read it then, and I also liked it when I reread it today, although I believe it was intended for slightly younger audiences. It is a pretty easy read with realistic and likable characters.
elinsmomAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5July 15, 2014elinsmomAge: 35-44Gender: femaleGood book for middle grade girls. It is a good story about friendship and horses. It is well written and has surprising depth. I would definately recommend it.
Jessica BatesAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 28, 2014Jessica BatesAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Winnie Willis is a twelve year old girl who absolutely loves horses. After being moved around a lot in the two years since her mother's tragic death, she happens upon a horse with a wild spirit. She immediately falls in love with the horse and has to find a way to buy her.
This was a fun book. There are a lot of fun characters in this book. One of the best parts was the way all of the characters really had a natural calling to the animals they favored. Lots of information about horses and their care is included. It was a lovely little story. It will be a fun read for anyone.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wild ThingJune 18, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wild Thing is such a fun read for my horse loving little girl. Though, I don't think she is the target age group for this book, she still loves the story and loves Wild Thing. I think it is really good and has a good moral to the story. I would recommend it for girls, probably between 8-12.
rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Horse Book for KidsJune 17, 2014rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wild Thing is the first book in the series about Winnie the Horse Gentler and is perfect for kids or even adults who want a short entertaining book.
Winnie is learning to live in a new town without her mother after a tragic accident claimed her mother's life. Winnie blames herself and doesn't know how to communicate with her Dad who keeps moving the family every few months to a new town. Winnie talks to her sister Lizzy but her main distraction is horses. Desperate to be near them she works mucking stalls at a local horse stable and that is where she discovers Wild Thing.
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Located in: Cinnamon Lake, Ohio
Submitted: November 06, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up on horses, and my best childhood friends were Sugar (mixed-breed Pinto I rode bareback and solo at age 3) and Misty (black, probably Morgan, who grew up with me), and Towaco (the Appaloosa I showed through high school). My earliest "stories" from those years were all horse stories. At the University of Missouri, I majored in foreign languages, found Christ, and decided to be a missionary. For the past 20 years, I've been writing (over 300 books), riding, and living with my husband and 3 kids in rural Ohio. God is so good!
What was your motivation behind this project? When Tyndale House asked me if I'd like to write a series for them--and maybe one about animals--I knew the invitation was backed by God! I've learned so much about God and relationships by studying horses and God's other creations; I felt this series would be an ideal way to pass along the awe. I've always encouraged new writers to write out what God's worked in. This series is my chance to do just that!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? The teens in these novels are realistic, with problems most of us have had to struggle through. I'm praying God will use the themes and situations to encourage and draw readers closer to Him. I also hope they laugh out loud at my quirky cast--Catman Coolidge (cat expert), Eddy Barker (dog expert), Hawk (birds), Lizzy (knows all about lizards and bugs), and of course, Winnie the Horse Gentler.