Dandi Daley MackallTyndale House / Trade PaperbackOur Price$41.994 out of 5 stars for Winnie The Horse Gentler Volumes 1-8. View reviews of this product. 8 Reviews
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Destiny5 Stars Out Of 5Great SeriesMay 7, 2019DestinyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved these books growing up and I've kept them simply because they're great books. These books are great for any girl who loves horses and is looking for Christian novels. These books gave me many hours of fun and learning when I was younger. I highly recommend these books.
Reading Teacher 501 Stars Out Of 5Winnie the Horse Gentler seriesFebruary 14, 2019Reading Teacher 50Meets Expectations: 1Why do so many of the horse books for young girls have to have so much tragedy? I bought these books for my horse-crazy granddaughter (who has a horse and rides), but after a brief reading of the first chapters of several of these books, her mother asked me to send them back. Besides the tragedy, the idea of a 12-year old girl working with problem and dangerous horses is totally unrealistic and puts dangerous ideas and expectations into kid's heads! Stallions and problem horses can kill! After reading some of the other reviews, I'm not sure this would be a good series for kids to read - even with some of the Christian teachings.
E3 Stars Out Of 5A couple things ...September 2, 2016EQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3Got this series for my 8-year-old, horse crazy daughter.
The pros are that the books (covers) are beautiful and the information and detail about horses is rich!
Unfortunately, the theme of divorce upset my daughter enough to stop reading at Book 7. She says Hawk's and Sal's parents are divorced and that the character Summer expresses her desire for her parents to be divorced, something "all parents do sooner or later," with things working out great for the children involved--something about children benefitting from their parents' overcompensating for breaking up the family.
I'm not sure how, if at all, the author sheds the proper light on divorce to combat Summer's ignorant remark, but my daughter found it bothersome.
Another item that might be of concern to parents has to do with the pre-teen (?) dating drama featured in Book 7, I believe.
It's really too bad that because of the above-mentioned points, she set the books aside. :(
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!!