Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Trying to Save Them by Terri Farley and Melissa Farlow.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: September 2015
List Price: $19.99
Review: Wild at Heart is an eye-opening book about the life of wild mustangs. The book reveals tragic events about the capture of wild mustangs. The beauty of a horse running free is a stunning sight, but when you see helicopters chasing a herd of mustangs into a trap, your heart can only break. When the helicopters are scaring the horses into a trap, they make the mustangs run for many miles so they are tired out. Unfortunately this kills many of the fouls before they are born. The older horses often canÕt run for that long and break their bones in the middle of the chase and often get stampeded over. When the horses are captured they are killed and used for meat and fur. There is so much information and events in this book the reader will be so interested they will not want to put it down.
Wild at Heart by Terri Farley is a book 5th graders and older should read. I donÕt think younger children should read this because of the sad acts of cruelty that happen to the mustangs. The vocabulary is also at a fifth grade level and above. The moral of the story is the history of the wild mustangs and how people are fighting to save them from a second extinction.
I love and ride horses, so horses are very dear to my heart. I found the pictures very beautiful. I was sad to read all the gruesome things people have done to mustangs over the years, but so happy to see there are people who are trying to save them.
Review written by Jenny (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Trying to Save Them for this review.
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