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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian (original 1948; edition 1990)

by Marguerite Henry (Author), Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)

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Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.
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Title:King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
Authors:Marguerite Henry (Author)
Other authors:Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Info:Aladdin (1990), Edition: Reissue, 176 pages
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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry (1948)

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He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco's stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was as swift as the desert winds, Sham's proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France and, finally, to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior Thoroughbred. Sham's speed - like his story - has become legendary.
  PlumfieldCH | Mar 21, 2024 |
He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco's stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was as swift as the desert winds, Sham's proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France and, finally, to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior Thoroughbred. Sham's speed - like his story - has become legendary.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
Great story of an Arabian race horse. I must have been 12 or so when I read it. ( )
  kslade | Dec 8, 2022 |
I will give five stars to any Marguerite Henry as long as I shall live. ( )
  graceandbenji | Sep 1, 2022 |
Best horse book right after The Black Stallion. This is a true story about the beginning of the Thoroughbred breed. Wonderful glimpses into history of both the middle east and Great Britain. You can even really go see Sham's grave at Gog Magog "in a passageway leading to his stable." The boys loved this book. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
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Dennis, WesleyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCallum, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To SAMUEL RIDDLE
Owner of Man o' War
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MELVILLE CHURCH II
President, The Virginia Horseman's Association
in whose Thoroughbreds flows the blood
of the Godolphin Arabian
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The morning fog had lifted, giving way to a clear day.
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Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.

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This is the thrilling story of the Godolphin Arabian, ancestor of immortal racing champions like Man O'War, and the boy who loved him.

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