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Justin Morgan Had a Horse (original 1954; edition 1971)

by Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)

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Title:Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Authors:Marguerite Henry
Other authors:Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Info:Rand McNally (1973), Paperback, 176 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:animals, horses, Morgans, made into movie, pony book, juvenile fiction

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Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry (1954)

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    A Morgan for Melinda by Doris Gates (bookel)
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    A filly for Melinda by Doris Gates (bookel)
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    Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (kaledrina)
    kaledrina: similar main characters (Bowditch as a child, Joel; Bowditch as an adult, Justin Morgan); indentured children, drive for success
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Hardcover, DJ (not same as in catalogue), FIrst edition, Autographed "To Ellen" by WD and MH
  EllenBeu | Aug 12, 2015 |
"A Newbery honor book"--Cover.
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
I really enjoyed the book and the boys loved it. ( )
  learn2laugh | Sep 14, 2014 |
I'm not a horse person and not particularly fond of horse books. Therefore, I have little to compare this one too as a "horse" book. It was a pleasant and easy read, based on the real story of the sire of the Morgan Horse Breed. As such, it would appeal to young child interested in horses and early American History. For myself, it wasn't the best Newbery book I read, but it was decent. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 21, 2014 |
A little horse that looked like nothing makes it big
  butterkidsmom | Jan 18, 2014 |
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Marguerite Henryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dennis, WesleyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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To my Morgan horse, Friday, and to Fred Tejan, who gentled him
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This is the story of a common, ordinary little work horse who turned out to be the father of a famous family of American horses.
The little reddish-brown colt stopped nibbling grass.
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"This is the extraordinary tale of a little workhorse, who, after being born in obscurity, becomes one of the greatest breeding stallions of all time. In this true story Newbery Medal-winning author Marguerite Henry and artist Wesley Dennis celebrate the life of the only horse ever to establish a breed all by himself -- the Morgan."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 068971534X, Paperback)

Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when school teacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast-- this spirited colt can pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen. And run faster than thoroughbreds!

This is the story of the little runt who became the father of a world-famous breed of American horses-- the Morgan.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:53 -0400)

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An unusual work horse raised in Vermont and known originally as "Little Bub" becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner, Justin Morgan.

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