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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Blue Zeus" by Carol J. Walker.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Did you know there are still bands of wild horses in America? Did you know that the Bureau of Land Management is rounding up more and more of these wild horses? Blue Zeus by Carol J. Walker follows Blue Zeus and his family, as well as other horses and their families, as they are rounded up and put into pens that are too small with conditions that are almost too horrible to mention.

This book covers a subject that deserves to be discussed. Wild horses, used to being free, deserve a place on our land as much as any other wild animal. Yet, if the Bureau of Land Management has their way, there will no longer be any wild horses roaming around Wyoming. The author brings attention to a subject that many, including me, are unaware of, and she does so in a way that will grab and keep your attention.

By the end, I fell in love with the horses. Ms. Walker made me feel emotions that I didn't think possible for beings I had never met. The images she draws with her words are poignant and meaningful.

Cover to cover, pictures of these horses fill the pages. They are colorful and candid. The pictures truly bring the story to life, allowing the reader to see that these are real animals. There are so many great shots that I can't even begin to pick a favorite. In addition, the author does well at captioning most so that the reader knows what he or she is looking at.

Perhaps, the most helpful part of the book comes at the end. The author offers resources where the reader can learn more about the Bureau of Land Management and horse roundups. She even has her own blog where you can learn more. There are also organizations to which you can donate to help the cause.

There was only one small issue I noticed within the book. The author speaks as though all her readers know terms surrounding horses. For example, terms like "pinto" and "roan" are common but are not explained. However, the book is edited well, and I had no other dislikes.

Because of the exceptional quality of this book and the message it conveys, I rate Blue Zeus 4 out of 4 stars. The book is exceptionally edited; I noticed no errors. I recommend it to anyone that loves animals and photography lovers. It would make a great coffee table book and maybe even strike up some important conversation surrounding the message. Because the pictures are so lifelike, I do recommend the physical version of the book. The e-book doesn't quite do the pictures justice. Though there are too many words for children, they would love to look at the pictures. Family members or educators could summarize the story to draw attention to the subject from an early age. You might want to have a box of tissues nearby, though, as it will get you right in the heart.

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Buch1-Dm wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 05:50 Lovers of animals had a beautiful one here. They should jump on this.
Absolutely, but it's heartbreaking what they do to the animals. Thanks.
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Post by Uwe Neufeld »

Actually, I would have liked to know what happens with "Zeus", what the story is.
Besides of this a very goog review!
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An amazing review.
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kandscreeley wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 05:54
Buch1-Dm wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 05:50 Lovers of animals had a beautiful one here. They should jump on this.
Absolutely, but it's heartbreaking what they do to the animals. Thanks.
Yeah. It's horrible how we just do certain things.
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Kingsondml wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 17:30 An amazing review.
Thanks!
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I don't know much about horses. Perhaps I can find all I need to know about them in this book. Thanks for a great review.
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I already in love with horses :) The book is absolutely amazing, I guess. The question of these wild horses is very important indeed! Thank you very much for this insightful review!
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Thank you for your review. The horses are spoken about like humans. The treatment and plans seem to be something else.
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Post by Sammy Kamau 2 »

When I read the word Zeus I thought of mount Olympus but according to your review we are talking about horses and you're right they deserve to roam freely in the wild
Nice review
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Amazing review. I don't think anyone could have said it better. It's very unfortunate this is how the world works. I hope we see change.
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Lovers of animal stories would love to read this one because, it sounds interesting and enjoyable. Great review.
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Post by Muna Chizzy »

I have little knowledge of the affairs of horses. I guess this book will shed light on that. I like that there are pictures illustrating what the book entails. This would provide vivid imagery to readers. Thanks for the great review.
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I am not an expert on the topic but I enjoyed your review.
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