Describes, in text and photographs, the physical characteristics habits, and natural environment of the wild horses of Iceland.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
Grade 2-4-- Wild horse books abound, falling into two categories--the straightforward study of a herd such as Patent's Where the Wild Horses Roam (Clarion, 1989) and Featherly's Mustangs: Wild Horses of the American West (Carolrhoda, 1986), or fanciful portrayals of majestic beasts, such as this photo essay. Kalas presents a romanticized view of not wild, but free-roaming ponies in Iceland. The herd enjoys a pastoral idyll in green pastures, which a girl (the author's daughter) yearns to share. Color photographs on every page succeed in transporting browsers into the lush, summer scenes. The text, however, combines zoological facts with excessive sentiment. Translated from the German, the condescending, florid narrative wanders randomly through third, second, and even first person. Horsewise readers will immediately question the book's validity--the first photo depicts the girl petting one of the "wild" horses. With so many alternative titles to choose from, you can leave this one outside your "ketch pen. "--Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Public Library , NM
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX088708110X
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11088708110X