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Old Bones the Wonder Horse (edition 1983)

by Mildred Mastin Pace, Illustrated by Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)

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Title:Old Bones the Wonder Horse
Authors:Mildred Mastin Pace
Other authors:Illustrated by Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic (1983), Paperback
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Old Bones the Wonder Horse by Mildred Mastin Pace

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    Man O'War by Walter Farley (stacyinthecity)
    stacyinthecity: Man O War raced at the same time, though never against, Exterminator (Old Bones).
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    Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America by Charles Leerhsen (SunnySD)
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This is just a little children's book about the great racehorse Exterminator. It contains very little detail, and not a lot of facts. Mostly it imagines the feelings and thoughts of the horse as he rises from obscurity to become one of the most famous horses of the twentieth century. ( )
  Pferdina | Feb 20, 2013 |
A sweet kids book that tells the true story of Exterminator. Exterminator was a Thoroughbred born in 1915. He was a rather gangly looking horse and no one really thought much of him. However, one trainer did eventually see him run and thought he had potential. This is Exterminator's rags to riches story.

The story has been simplified for children and some details are changed to highlight the drama of his life, but it rings true in spirit.

While suitable for any child that loves horses, it is really geared towards the younger side of those reading chapter books. Man O War, who ran at the same time as Exterminator, has a wonderful book written about him by Walter Farley, but if that book is above the reading level of your child, this would be excellent to tide the child over. ( )
  stacyinthecity | Nov 3, 2010 |
Old Bones is a really cool horse. I love this book!
  Harvey123 | May 7, 2009 |
A very interesting, informative, inspiring story of a work horse proving himself as one of the best racehorses of all time. A true story that really made me smile. ( )
  Heather19 | Apr 19, 2009 |
This was one of my fave books as a kid.
1 vote Rueful_life | Aug 6, 2008 |
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