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If you enjoyed Sox' first edition of Backyard Horse Tales, take a look at Koda.
Like Sox he tells his story from a horse's point of view, but his story begins in the spring of 1846 and covers the first two years of his life. Good stocking stuffer for eight to twelve age group of horse fanciers. ( )
  BackyardHorse | Dec 8, 2011 |
Horse Diaries: Koda is a novel narrated by Koda himself, a horse along the Oregon trail. Koda is close with a human counterpart, a young girl named Jasmine. Koda often separates from the pack and has mini-journeys along the way. The book is illustrated with pencil and black watercolor throughout. The book is a bit dry but has a nice array of subplots. I would recommend this book particularly for those looking for a good book about horses. I am not a horse person and thus my review might be a little biased. ( )
  pravs | Nov 29, 2010 |
Nice kid read about a quarter horse colt who saves his girl's life on the Oregon Trail. ( )
  beaujoe | Feb 8, 2010 |
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"Oh! if people knew what a comfort to horses a light hand is..."
-from Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
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For Logan Matthew Hermes, the bravest boy ever -P.H.
To my daughter Whitney and her beautiful quarter horse, Gabriel, my Koda model -R.S.
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On that quiet spring morning, there was nothing but green grass and sun and the smell of my mama.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375851992, Paperback)

For anyone who has ever dreamed of hearing a horse’s story . . .

Independence, Missouri, 1846

Koda is a bay quarter horse with a white blaze. He loves to explore the countryside and run free with his human friend Jasmine nearby. But after Koda sets out with Jasmine’s family on a long and dusty wagon train journey on the Oregon Trail, he finds out what is truly important to him. Here is Koda’s story . . . in his own words.

With moving and knowledgeable text and lovely black-and-white art throughout—both by real horse people—this is the perfect fit for all lovers of horses and history!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:05:56 -0400)

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Traveling with his owners from Missouri to Oregon in 1848, Koda, an energetic two-year-old quarter horse, finds the long journey increasingly tedious and tiring until his young owner goes missing on the trail and he must use all his skills to find her.… (more)

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