King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

by Marguerite Henry | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0590453165 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 4/21/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, April 21, 2008
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...

Other copies on my BookCrossing shelf: 11980616 15518150

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 futurecat at Kailua town center in Kailua, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 04, 2008

Released 11 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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