Amy C. Laundrie Whinny of the Wild Horses

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Whinny of the Wild Horses

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Follows the adventures of a wild colt living on the Wyoming range from his birth to the time when he is a full-grown stallion.

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Amy Laundrie was an elementary teacher in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, for thirty-five years.  Since retiring she has more time to horseback ride, cross-county ski, hike with Josie her Cockapoo, and write. Her novels reflect her love of animals and nature. Besides Whinny of the Wild Horses, she’s the author of Noah's Ark Pet Care Club and the Kayla Montgomery mystery series. 

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Grade 4-7-- Although not as saccharine as Bambi , this story presents a Disneyesque portrait of a wild horse, repeating the familiar themes of survival and freedom. Laundrie begins with Whinny's birth, and the predictable plot follows his foalhood, his first encounters with wild horse hunters, his mother's death, and his expulsion from the herd. He's eventually captured by greedy cowboys, and his fighting response sends him to the rodeo arena. Fawn, a gentle girl, tames and trains Whinny before setting him free. The narrative blends the natural setting with exciting episodes, and pencil drawings add appeal. However, the equine characters lack believability due to anthropomorphism; horses just don't think logically or express human emotions. The human characters fare no better, falling into stereotypes of vulgar, cruel cowboys or the patient, loving Fawn. The characterizations place this book into the sentimental subgenre of wild horse stories. For more realistic fiction, rely on Glenn Balch's Buck, Wild (Harper, 1976; o.p.) and Helen Griffiths' Blackface Stallion (Holiday, 1980). --Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Public Library , NM
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