Gunner: Hurricane Horse

Gunner: Hurricane Horse

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by Judy Andrekson, David Parkins
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770492271
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
True Horse Stories
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
192,521
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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Gunner: Hurricane Horse 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gunner is touching, heatrtwarming, turn of events that pre and post Katrina.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Lara Grace Fair More than 1 year ago
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.
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You wont find many books like this! I loved it more than my boyfriend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I'm worried too." Creekpaw whispered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mom i am hungry - hungry hollykit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We moved to paint horse and black stallion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
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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?)