Treasured by readers for more than 50 years, this Newbery Honor Medal-winning book, published in 1946, is available again in hardccover. This ...Show synopsisTreasured by readers for more than 50 years, this Newbery Honor Medal-winning book, published in 1946, is available again in hardccover. This heartwarming story about a young colt, which later becomes the father of the world-famous Morgan horse breed, comes complete with the original jacket illustration by Wesley Dennis and full-color endpapers by the original artist. Illustrations.Hide synopsis
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If you went to Vermont, back in the time of the late 1700s... you would meet Justin Morgan. He was a man who had a problem. It all started because a farmer owed Justin some money. The farmer couldn't pay the debt, so instead, he gave a horse. To some people, that would be a wonderful thing to receive, but Justin didn't need a horse. He needed money.
One might say, "Sell the horse"--but that's just the problem. No one wants to use their money on a small, (VERY small), scrawny animal, who is weak and cannot work like other horses. Since no one will buy poor Little Bub, Justin is indeed stuck with him.
See what can happen that turns this story upside-down when Justin Morgan's friend decides to help out. Why, even President Monroe takes notice!
This book tells a true story. I liked the book because while I was reading it, I knew that it actually happened. In fact, Little Bub's tale became an American legend. This is a delightful horse story, great for boys & girls to read (ages 9 and up).
Like all Marguerite Henry Books, illustrated by Wesley Dennis this is an absolute must. The true story of the origin of the Morgan breed from one single black stallion reads like a fiction fairy tale and Wesleys illustrations are unique and beautiful as always.
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