Gunner: Hurricane Horse [NOOK Book]

Overview

Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero.

PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several...
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Gunner: Hurricane Horse

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Overview

Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero.

PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several horses. Heather and her family lived in their horse trailer for six weeks and considered themselves lucky to have safe, comfortable shelter. After the storm, they searched for the animals and recovered many of them. But three months passed before they located Gunner, a hundred miles away. They were told he was in terrible shape and should be put down. Nevertheless, Heather drove on washed-out roads to bring him home, starving, dehydrated, and blind in one eye. With the help of a vet and her mother, she nursed him back to health. Amazingly, nine months later, he was well enough to compete again in the World Championship Paint Horse Show. Gunner's story is a testament to love and to determination.


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise For Jb Andrews: Mustang Magic:
"This is a gripping story, full of tension and real life descriptions."
— Highly Recommended, Canadian Review of Materials

Praise For Miskeen: The Dancing Horse:

"Andrekson really embraces the storytelling heart of her material with a high degree of emotional engagement, complicated relationships and issues, and a well-realized personality."
— Sarah Ellis in Quill & Quire

Praise For Little Squire: The Jumping Pony:
"This is a lovely book and I would recommend it not only to horse lovers, but to young readers who enjoy historical fiction."
— Highly Recommended, CM magazine

Praise For Brigadier: Gentle Hero:
". . . a good story, tenderly told."
—School Library Journal

"Andrekson excels at vividly recreating the lives of horses she writes about for her readers . . . " 
— Excellent, Resource Links

Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
For the horse lover, this book is a must. Arriving at the Mississippi ranch owned by Heather Lott-Goodwin and her husband, E.W, the little potbellied, disheveled paint foal got started on the wrong hoof, so to speak. From day one, Heather, did not like him. When E.W. chose to give the wiry, mischievous trouble maker to his wife for her birthday she was not impressed. E. W. apparently knew something about human-equestrian chemistry that Heather had missed. After the trouble-maker, nicknamed "Profit" had protected Heather from a charging Billy goat and saved her little son Wesley from an almost certain snake bite, a friendship began to develop. This special relationship between woman and horse thrived despite foal-instigated destruction, the stress of the show circuit, and Hurricane Katrina. This true story of PBJ Decks Smokin Gun, otherwise known as "Gunner," demonstrates the communication, dedication, and team work evidenced in the lives of an amazing paint and his courageous owner and show person. Anyone who treasures horses will want to read this and the other books in the "True Horse Stories" series. Librarians, teachers, and parents will want to add this title to the shelves, especially for those active young adults who may be reluctant readers. Reviewer: Janice DeLong
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770492271
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: True Horse Stories
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 213,638
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

JUDY ANDREKSON grew up in Nova Scotia with a pen in one hand and a lead rope in the other. At twenty, she moved to Alberta and found her dream job managing a thoroughbred racing/breeding farm. By her thirties, she had also begun to write. She combines her passions in her True Horse Stories. Judy Andrekson lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with a constantly changing assortment of animals.

DAVID PARKINS is the award-winning illustrator of over fifty children's books. He began his career at Dyfed College of Art in Wales, studying wildlife illustrations. He has been an illustrator since 1979 and drew the British cartoon, Beano. David Parkins lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Amazing story

    This story us short but amazing. This wil be one of the best books ever. You eill love reading it. I absolutly love horses an if my horse got in this sitiuation i would give up.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Amazingly touching horse tale

    Gunner is touching, heatrtwarming, turn of events that pre and post Katrina.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    The best book ever

    It is one of my favorite books.it is one of those u would want to read over and over again.it teaches uso much in a entertaining way.iloved reading it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Thouches your soul

    This book was very touching to the soul, if you are a horse lover. I Do not know what I would do if I had to go through what this family went through. Very well writtin.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Hollykit

    Mom i am hungry - hungry hollykit

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Oaktail

    Turns to whitefoot "Lilystar is kitting bur got taken by an eagle but everyone saved her then now she is dying! (Black stallion and the shape shifter) But Songbied went crazy and her and pinekit are dead too. But on the bright side Sevraljump is expecting kits!" -Oaktail (did I miss anything?)

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Skystep

    Hobbled up holding her hind leg ad fore paw above the ground. Her walking was wobbly and her belly was three times its normal size. "What are you two talking about?" She asked laying down and panting. -tired Skystep

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Best Book I Ever Read

    You wont find many books like this! I loved it more than my boyfriend.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Lepordfur

    The beatiful she cat glanced around with her beatiful green blue eyes. Her leader dawnstar was just passing by. Whats wrong? Asked dawnstar. Lepordfur sighs and says well im just nervous. Why? Asked dawnstar. Well my friend her clan thretens to hurt my sis. And my friend says if they do that she will quit and join our clan thunderclan. Dawnstars eyes grow wide and she says w-well she is welcome to join. Then she bows and pads to her den. Lepordfur smiles she was loyal and would never betray her clan never ever just then her sis Sandfur walks in she smiles and she lays down next to her. Soon they were both asleep. But Lepordfur still feared for her sisters sake. She needs some help please leave how to gether away frpm the horrible horrible clan only snowfur could help now Lepordfur shivered feeling a sudden chill nobody will hurt her sis! She will fins a way how to protect her sis she will start at dawn. Lepordfur

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Daysnight

    ...

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Poppykit

    HORSECLAN IS FALLING AHHHHHHHHHHH its the end! -Poppykit D:

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Btamnlethorn

    We moved to paint horse and black stallion.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    To the cat

    Hey you cant decide that. Lilystar said no one join poolclan

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Blacksoul

    The old i think...

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Heathershine

    "Runningpaw are you ready to train? Meet me in the black stallions filly and we can start your training." She said as she started to walk there. (Im in centeral time/ Texas time! And I wont be on much during the school week because Im taking a state test and need my sleep and need to study!) ~Heathershine

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Skyleaf

    Whaaat? Skyleaf

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Owlfeathers ghost to goldenstripe

    Go to island stallion right now lilystar is waiting until u come to have her kits.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Creekpaw

    "I'm worried too." Creekpaw whispered.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2011

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