The Winter Horses

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The Winter Horses

By Philip Kerr

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385755436, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Description

From Philip Kerr, the"New York Times"bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, comes a breathtaking journey of survival in the dark days of WWII in Ukraine, a country that remains tumultuous today. This inspiring tale captures the power of the human spirit and is perfect for fans of"The Book Thief, ""Milkweed," and"The""Boy in the Striped Pajamas."
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 forest to save the only two surviving horses and herself.



About the Author
Philip Kerr, a former advertising copywriter, is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Bernie Gunther series and several stand-alone thrillers. In 2009, Philip won the Ellis Peters Historical Award and Spain's RBA International Prize for Crime Writing. He divides his time between London and Cornwall, England.