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The legendary history of thoroughbred heritage is artfully depicted alongside a tale of remarkable friendship between a boy and his horse in this classic story that won the Newbery Medal, now in a gorgeous hardcover gift edition.He was named Sham for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Moroccos stone stables Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune Although he was swift as the desert winds, Shams pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior thoroughbred Shams speedlike his storyhas become legendary This beloved story from Newbery Awardwinning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations in a gorgeous collectible hardcover edition....

Title : King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
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ISBN : 1481421336
ISBN13 : 978-1481421331
Format Type : Paperback
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Aladdin Auflage Reissue 14 April 2015
Number of Pages : 181 Pages
File Size : 594 KB
Status : Available For Download
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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Reviews

  • Amazon Customer BM
    2019-04-28 07:53

    Es ist traurig und schön zugleich - an dieses Buch wird man sich lange erinnern. Sollte man wirklich mal gelesen haben.

  • None
    2019-05-20 04:39

    This book gave me much much much more than I have expected. Iam truly grateful to learn the greatest horse in the world GODOLPHINARABIAN. I cried a lot at his hardship. It is really fascinating to see his great great great decendants on the Japanese turf today. I am most pleased to know that my favourite horse himeself has Godlphin Arabian's blood in his vessel ! (His grandgrandfather is Never Say Die) Of course he has a high crest as his great ancestor. I wish to thank Ms. Henry for letting us know about this precious story and to Aguba for loving Sham so devotedly.Because Japanese publication was out of print now, I translated the whole story into Japanese for my mother.

  • None
    2019-04-25 04:00

    This book is about so much more that just horses. It is about unconditional love and about seeing the beauty in everyone and everything. You start feeling what Agba felt and what Sham felt. Only a lucky few have a relationship with their horse like Agba had with Sham and I am one of those lucky ones. Not only to own but to be friends with something as beautiful and proud as a horse is truly remarkable. Even though Agba couldn't speak he communicated with Sham in a way that pulls at your heartstrings. You just have to read it.

  • None
    2019-04-22 05:46

    I'm 9. And siked about horses. When I begun this book I thought that his life would be easy being the horse of a sulton but I was very wrong, when the sulton decides to give his 6 best Arab's to the boy king he pays a captain an amout of money to buy oats but he uses the money for himself and fills bags will straw when the boy king saw the horses he laughed Agba{the keeper} wanted to tell him what happened but he could not talk at all..........

  • None
    2019-04-23 09:00

    This is the greatest Book ever! I must say I started crying at the end of the book. The book made you get so envolved in such a great book! First it begins with a wonderful mare that does her share of winning then, the Little B comes to do his share. That's when you will not want to close the book for a second. Trust me it is worth it! Read it! This story is based on a actural true story! It is a great Book!.......

  • Angela Evans
    2019-05-17 07:06

    This book made me cry! At the beginning, it's a little boring, because it doesn't really appear to have anything to do with the main character, Black Gold! It's all about his dam (mother) Useeit. But after finishing the book you see how important it is that it's all in there, because it makes you adore Black Gold even more! This is a true story about a determined racer and a jockey who loves him so much he'll do anything to be with him, and a determined old trainer who made a big mistake.... It's amazing for any horse lover and I 100% gaurantee you'll love this book! If you don't love horses, you might find yourself really getting into them after this. I love horses and really love Thoroughbreds, and ride a half QH half TB! (he looks more QH) All I can say is this is a major must!

  • None
    2019-05-17 03:07

    Black Gold is a top-rated horse story told with heart, about a wonderful race horse with a will to win that ends up being stronger than anything else imaginable. Marguerite Henry's book is one of the best she has written. From childhood to adulthood, it will satisfy any horse lover's desire for a perfect story with a hero to remember.

  • None
    2019-05-09 07:01

    This book is all about a courageous horse named Black Gold. This was a very good but sad story. The boy is devoted to his horse and cares very much for Black Gold's health-even more than the trainer. An accident happens to Black Gold that was expected because the trainer would not let Black Gold have surgery. This is an awesome book!