The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II

Elizabeth Letts (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
February 18, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525644774

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About the Author

Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of non fiction books The Eighty-Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse as well as two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning. A competitive equestrian in her youth, Letts rode for California in the North American Junior Three-Day Eventing Championships. She currently lives in Southern California. To learn more about Letts and her books, go to elizabethletts.com and follow @ElizabethLetts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Reviews

β˜… "This account of the heroism and cooperation of unlikely people to protect these horses is spellbinding. The author's impeccable attention to detail and exhaustive sources make this a must-read."--Booklist, starred review

"Well researched...A fine addition to middle and high school collections where history titles are in demand." --School Library Journal

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Praise for the Adult Edition of The Perfect Horse:

Winner of the PEN Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Bestseller

"Winningly readable . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Hard to put down . . . One need not be an equestrian or horse lover in order to appreciate this story."--New York Journal of Books

"The Perfect Horse raises the narrative bar...Letts provides context that makes this account spellbinding."--Culturess

"A fascinating story of bravery and benevolence...Full of action, heartbreak and well-developed characters, it has everything needed to be adapted into an outstanding war movie...an instant favorite."--Bookreporter

"An absorbing history of an unusual rescue mission in the closing days of the war in Europe . . . Letts does an excellent job of bringing the various players to life."--BookPage

"A truly fascinating chronicle...I was hooked from start to finish."--Horse Nation

"[Elizabeth] Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses."--Kirkus Reviews