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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
by Marguerite Henry | Children's Books
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, April 21, 2008
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by futurecat): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, April 21, 2008

6 out of 10

Newbery Medal Winner for 1949. Illustrations by Wesley Dennis.

Starts with the famous 1920 race between Sir Barton and Man o' War - there are clips of part of the race out there on the web if you do a search.

From the sound of it, Man o' War's famous grandsire (the "Godolphin Arabian") caused a dramatic change in horse racing and breeding in Europe & America, so it's interesting to read this account of the life of the "father of the turf".

I do wonder if this author (Sea Star, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) wrote any books that weren't about horses...

Here's another copy on my shelf.

Edit 2013: I'm pretty sure this isn't the right cover, but I like it much better than the generic "no cover image". 


Journal Entry 2 by wingfuturecatwing at Kailua town center in Kailua, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 04, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (5/3/2008 UTC) at Kailua town center in Kailua, Hawaii USA

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Left over at today's meetup, so taken to release into the wild.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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