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Letts, Elizabeth

The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II: Adapted for Young Readers

(4) 4-6 Adapted from an adult edition, this volume chronicles a rescue by American soldiers of prized horses taken by the Nazis. Letts's immense affection for horses is clear: Lippizaners, Arabians, and their breeders, trainers, and riders are celebrated; war's inhumanity to horses is lamented. Attributions of human thoughts and sentiments to the horses may jar some readers' understanding of equine abilities, but horse-lovers will go along for the ride. Bib., ind.

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