King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

Paperback | December 26, 2006

byMarguerite HenryIllustratorWesley Dennis

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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.

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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 i...

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 title...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.5 inPublished:December 26, 2006Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416927867

ISBN - 13:9781416927860

Appropriate for ages: 8

Customer Reviews of King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story for horse lovers. I grew up riding an Arab so naturally, I found this book very interesting as a kid.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from king of the wind i'm 14 and when i first read this book i was 10. i've only read it once but it really captured me. A story of a slave boy taken in to tend horses and stables. The boy forming a strong bond with a special racing horse ,together they go through the best and the worst of times. Having a strong friendship bond the horse mostly listens to the slave boy. Yet it could be hard at times for a race horse. A good book of moral and virtue a definite inspiration indeed. Based on a true story. A great read
Date published: 2005-09-17

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"A book to delight all horse lovers."
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