Winnie The Horse Gentler Volumes 1-8
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|Wild Thing, Winnie the Horse Gentler #1||Not available|
|Eager Star, Winnie the Horse Gentler #2||Available|
|Bold Beauty, Winnie the Horse Gentler #3||Available|
|Midnight Mystery, Winnie the Horse Gentler #4||Available|
|Unhappy Appy, Winnie the Horse Gentler #5||Available|
|Gift Horse, Winnie the Horse Gentler #6||Available|
|Friendly Foal, Winnie the Horse Gentler #7||Available|
|Buckskin Bandit, Winnie the Horse Gentler #8||Not available|
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E3 Stars Out Of 5DisappointedAugust 26, 2016EQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I'm surprised no one is talking about the theme of divorce/broken homes that runs through this series. There is also preteen "dating" drama. What in the world?
My 8-y/o daughter, while reading book 7, came to me to express her frustration with this recurrent theme (divorce): the character Hawk's parents; the character Sal's parents, and apparently the character Summer expresses her desire for her parents to be divorced, which she says "most parents do sooner or later." (Bk 5, page 157) At her age, my daughter already understands how serious covenant-keeping/vowing is, so this was bothersome to her.
In book 7, Sal frets over getting dumped and vows to "give up MEN!" (emphasis mine, page 174) Seriously? That's not cute. Aren't this "preteen" girls?
What manner of rubbish is this? Must these subjects be addressed to tell this story? I find it inappropriate.
Divorce is a reality, I understand, but I wish it hadn't been infused into this series ... OR that prospective buyers were at least be advised about it.
Full disclosure: We are a really conservative family. If you are too, you may want to pass on this series or come along side your young reader to convey the gravity of such matters.
To be fair, the knowledge it affords about horses is wonderful; this is why I give it three stars.
snowflakeHawkeye, IowaAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great books for anyone!October 25, 2012snowflakeHawkeye, IowaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5These books are a great choice for any Christian girl. I have now read all eight books through three times I love them so much! I like how Dandi Dailey Mackall deals with tough issues. Winnie is "real" in this series--she deals with everyday problems with God's help. I learned a lot about horses from reading these books, and not just standard info--there's a lot of extremely helpful (but uncommon) horse infomation in them. There is also helpful info about fish, birds, dogs, and cats in here as well. These books have absolutely beautiful covers and chapter headings and a horse glossary in the back explaining horse behavior, tack, coat patterns, etc. You don't necessarily need to be a horse lover to enjoy this series, though. I also think that teenagers would enjoy this book too, even though they say it's for 8-12 year olds. Overall, a great series.
bookworm75 Stars Out Of 5February 20, 2010bookworm7This is a great series with memorable and lovable characters, perfect for horse crazy girls or reluctant readers. Definitely one you'll read more than once. I would go with the older editions personally, because these new covers are much too juvenile looking for the depth of the story, in my opinion. (Don't judge a book by it's cover, as they say!) Highly recommended!!
Elizabeth K5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2009Elizabeth KThis series is a Godsend! My 10 yr old daughter has all 8 books and loves them.It is so hard nowadays to find good christian reading.With my daughters love of horses and our christian faith this was a perfect match.I recently emailed the author to see if she had plans for any more books after # 8,so far she dosent,but she recommended the Horsefeather series and my daughter is currently reading those and enjoying them.She also has written a new series-Starlight Animal Rescue that is also wonderful.I never write reviews but feel I had too for these books! Enjoy!
HeatherAge: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5July 21, 2008HeatherAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleI love this series! I have read it three or four or maybe even five times! If I have them with me I normally read one book a day. I think ANY girl would LOVE these books!
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