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My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara

My Friend Flicka (1941)

by Mary O'Hara

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Series: Flicka (1)

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I now know why this is such a classic. This one goes straight to the heart. I voluntarily chose to review this. I've given it a 5* rating. For any horse lover, this will be a though one on your heart. There are some tragic parts where horses are hurt or die. However, the love of a boy for his horse is more intense. So keep the tissues handy when you read this ( )
  NancyLuebke | Apr 15, 2017 |
As a mad horse loving teenage, I adored this book. Nearly forty years later my opinion of it hasn't changed. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
I reread this again and still find it emotionally wrenching. The descriptions of the ranch and the animals and the mountains are ravishing. ( )
  eliza.graham.180 | Apr 28, 2014 |
this book has a lot of depth. It can be enjoyed at many ages. Our Vintage Book Circle enjoyed it. Good story, good characters, a bit of a tear jerker for me. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
This is a story that begins with a surfeit of commas – I wondered, as I read the first page, whether I would be able to make my way through a whole novel as liberally peppered with commas as this one seemed to be. Luckily I was able to move on before too long, and see the story despite their initially obscuring haze.

This was not a standout story for me – It was ok. Some of it was better than ok, and some parts were rather off, such as the pseudopsychological analysis at the end. ( )
  Sorrel | Oct 7, 2010 |
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Mary O'Haraprimary authorall editionscalculated
Sibley, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tunnicliffe, C.F.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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High up on the long hill they called the Saddle Back, behind the ranch and the county road, the boy sat his horse, facing east, his eyes dazzled by the riding sun.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061374636, Paperback)

The first time that ken McLaughlin sees Flicka galloping past him on his family's Wyoming horse ranch, he knows she's the yearling he's been longing for. But Flicka comes from a long line of wild horses, and taming her will take more than Ken could ever have imagined. Soon, Ken is faced with an impossible choice: give up on his beautiful horse, or risk his life to fight for her.

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Through his intense devotion to the colt Flicka, a young boy living on a Wyoming ranch begins to learn about responsibility and gain a better understanding of his brusque father.

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