King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

by Marguerite Henry
Illustrator Wesley Dennis

Aladdin | December 26, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco''s 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, Sham''s 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 very superior thoroughbred. Sham''s speed -- like his story -- has become legendary.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: December 26, 2006

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416927867

ISBN - 13: 9781416927860

Appropriate for ages: 8

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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

by Marguerite Henry
Illustrator Wesley Dennis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: December 26, 2006

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416927867

ISBN - 13: 9781416927860

From the Publisher

He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco''s 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, Sham''s 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 very superior thoroughbred. Sham''s speed -- like his story -- has become legendary.

About the Author

Marguerite Henry was born on April 12, 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After high school, she attended the Milwaukee State Teachers College. She became an English teacher. She sold her first published story to a woman's magazine in 1913. Her first book, "Justin Morgan Had a Horse" was named a Newberry Honor Book. This and her other titles to follow were written in collaboration with illustrator, Wesley Dennis. They worked together until his death in 1996. Her other works included "King of the Wind," the story of the Godolphin Arabian horse, which won a Newberry Award, "Misty of Chincoteague," which won the Junior Book Award Medal of the Boys' Clubs of America, and "Justin Morgan Had a Horse," which won the Junior Scholastic Gold Seal Award. She was presented the Children's Reading Roundtable Award for her lasting contribution to children's reading in 1961. At the time of her death she had written 58 books. Her works have been translated into eight languages. Marguerite Henry died of complications from a series of strokes on November 26, 1997 in California.

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"A book to delight all horse lovers."
-- Horn Book

Appropriate for ages: 8

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