OLD BONES The Wonder Horse Author:Mildred Mastin pace This is a book chosen for the Weekly Reader Children's Club back in the early 1950's. This is a rags to riches story of Exterminator, one of the best beloved American horses. He came out of nowhere to win the Kentucky Derby and ran over 100 races before his retirement. Here is a tale of a homely horse with a great heart and almost human intellig... more »ence. depicts "Old Bones" as they affectionately called him, attending his own 30th birthday party with a cake made out of mash and carrot candles.« less
A childhood favorite, about the least likely race horse hero of all time: Exterminator. Like Seabiscuit, this horse was on the fast track to failure, except for those who saw the incredible heart within. A must read for children.