A classic tale of the American plains and one boy's belief in a horse from Mary O'Hara. Ken was entranced to watch Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness - she led the band. Ken loves riding on the ranch in Wyoming. All he wants is a colt of his very own. Horses are the family's livelihood, and Dad can't afford to waste a valuable ...Read MoreA classic tale of the American plains and one boy's belief in a horse from Mary O'Hara. Ken was entranced to watch Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness - she led the band. Ken loves riding on the ranch in Wyoming. All he wants is a colt of his very own. Horses are the family's livelihood, and Dad can't afford to waste a valuable animal on a dreamer like Ken. Will Ken ever get to own the horse of his dreams? A much-loved classic and firm favourite with horse lovers for over sixty years, My Friend Flicka belongs alongside National Velvet and Black Beauty as one of the classic horse books.Read Less
5 3/4" x 8 1/4" First Edition, 28th Printing. Very good plus/Very good condition; text tight and clean; no markings from previous owners; green cloth boards with gold writing over white end papers; corners bumped; light soiling on edges of boards; top edge in green; foredges browned and lightly foxed; top and tail of spine lightly rubbed; Dj edges worn and chipping with 1/4" x 1/2" piece missing from top of spine; white parts of Dj browned; illustration on front of Dj slightly darkened with age; otherwise a beautiful book in great condition.
First edition. A faint pencil name on the front fly, fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with small nicks and tears at the extremities, and very slight loss at the crown. The author's first book. Basis for the eponymous 1943 film directed by Harold D. Schuster, and featuring Roddy McDowall and Preston Foster. The first edition is exceptionally uncommon in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site.
O'Hara, Mary. MY FRIEND FLICKA. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1941 First edition, first printing. Fine in a full red cloth binding; the wraparound pictorial dust jacket by Cosgrove has minor rubs at corners & spine ends, a few surface scratches on the rear panel $2.50 price. 349 pages. The first book in a trilogy about a Wyoming horse ranch family, a boy and his horse. [Followed by Thunderhead & Green Grass of Wyoming. ] Originally serialized in "Story" magazine's January & February 1941 issues. Filmed in 1943 & 2006, retitled Flicka, with "Ken" changed to "Katie". This much loved classic was also the basis of a 1957 TV series. Surprisingly scarce in the first edition, (which is NOT illustrated). Laid in is a personal letter from Lippincott's trade representative, dated August 18, 1941, to the original bookstore's bookbuyer/manager.
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