Beautifully illustrated by Marguerite Henry (black and white illustrations on every other page). Interesting bibliography in back. Used in Sonlight Core 3.
Nice story about the origins of the Morgan Breed of horses during colonial era of American history. We toured the Morgan Horse Farm in New England and this book came alive.
I first read this book in 4th grade and i still have it on my book self. Its a great book and tells the story about how the Morgan horse breed came to be.
This is a wonderful classic! Certainly a book that should be in any horse lover's library.
Wonderful Book. We've worn out 2 copies already!
Marguerite Henry wrote several good books for kids about horses. This is a great story about how the Morgan horse came to be. Very well written and a great read aloud.
I loved this book as a child. Now I am reading it to my granddaughter. Most children enjoy a story about a horse. This one is a pleasure to read. It paints a picture of life in the Green Mountains of Vermont when the United States was new and enhances understanding of American history.
This is a true story about a runt horse that no one had confidence in to become much of a star. The young boy who befriends this horse is from a very poor family, barely able to survive, and Joels' attempts to try and get the horse he wanted so badly from a roughish kinda feller--but with a little help from friends, he was able to get "Little Bub" for his own. Little Bub loved his new master. Joel began hand feeding his horse specially prepared mash, rubbed him down and brushed his coat, and well, the end will have to wait. Excellent read for a young person - under ten approx. Anyone with the kknowledge of horxses can appreciate this bit of nostalgia, this is also the horse that became known as a Morgan - he became the father of the magnificent Morgan horse, and his genes continue on down today through many generations of exceptional horses.