Tuesday, July 7, 2009

King of the Wind



King of the Wind

by Marguerite Henry

Newbery Medal 1949

The story of a mute Moroccan boy and his horse traveling across Europe as their fortunes go down, up, down, up again, down further, slightly up, down and out, and finally up again for a happy ending. Especially for the horse, who becomes a very popular stud.

More of an animal story than a boy story, we never get to know too much of the boy or see him grow/change, except through the fortunes of the horse. But quick pace, some humor, and the underdogs come out on top in the end.

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1 comment:

Nicola said...

I was never one of those girls who loved horse books. I was frightened of horses actually! But Henry's books that was another thing. Loved this one and read it aloud to my oldest son (now 20) and he loved it as well. We went through a few of her books as read alouds.