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Marguerite Henry Ù 1 CHARACTERS READ & DOWNLOAD ð BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ù Marguerite Henry FREE READ King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian 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 d. My daughter is 7 and loves horses And so it is no surprise that this short book by Marguerite Henry about the Godolphin Arabian was one of her favorites A fairy tale full of surprises and suspense the story of Agba and Sham was a nice read There is a than a tinge of Orientalism unfortunately but still it does not distract from the beauty of the prose and the splendid illustrations A classic

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Marguerite Henry Ù 1 CHARACTERS READ & DOWNLOAD ð BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ù Marguerite Henry FREE READ King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Esert winds Sham's proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and ownersThis 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 o. I read this book in my preteen era I checked it out from the library during summer holidays at my ancestral home but I could not read it because I caught an eye infection I left for school with the tragedy of an unread book burning in my heart So imagine my delight when next year when I came back for the vacation I found the book still there my aunt had forgotten to return it The library must have written it off as lostThe story of the Godolphin Arabian blessed with unbelievable speed and cursed with ill luck at the same time is somehow twined with the story of this particular library copy of the book in my mind It waited one year patiently covered with dust and forgotten to be read and treasured by me when I returned rather like the protagonist of the story who had a largely tragic life but went on to gain immortality in the famous breed he fathered

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Marguerite Henry Ù 1 CHARACTERS READ & DOWNLOAD ð BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ù Marguerite Henry FREE READ King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian F 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 legendar. Before I get much farther into this review I should probably say that I ve never been a horse book kind of reader So if you love Black Beauty and National Velvet and The Black Stallion you may well like King of the Wind than I did A lot of the rest of this Goodreads page is full of people who swear by it largely based on its excellent descriptions of horses and horse behaviorI can t argue with that Henry clearly knew her horses but I still wasn t all that sold on King of the Wind It s or less based on the story of the Godolphin Arabian a famous horse whose descendants were some of the finest racehorses of all time including Man o War as the oddly disjunct introduction mentions but it s so heavily romanticized and embellished as to remove any veneer of realism We follow the Arabian known for most of the book as Sham from his initial home in the stables of the Sultan of Morocco to the Royal Court of France into disgrace as a cart horse and finally into triumph as the greatest sire of racehorses in all England This whole plot relies heavily on chance coincidences theatrical gestures and soap opera dialogue and I didn t find it believable in the slightestMaybe that s just my resistance to the genre After all I ve made no secret of my intense dislike of Smoky the Cowhorse and the arc of that book s plot if not any of the specifics isn t all that far off from King of the Wind More troubling though is the book s lack of characterization The Arabian is cared for and followed during the whole story by a mute boy named Agba whose character exhibits almost no development through the novel and who seems to exist in the story largely because Henry was unable or unwilling to follow the Will James model and have everything take place in the horse s point of view As far as I can tell Agba seems to be entirely a product of Henry s imagination as opposed to a real person that she worked into the storySo no points for plot or development of characters from me though Henry s prose is crisp and the settings the 1940 s ideas about historical Morocco and Islam aside are well developed That said although the 1948 publishing year was a pretty good one for picture books Blueberries for Sal Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose The Big Snow it was a weak one for older readers maybe the weakest of the decade and so I wouldn t characterize King of the Wind as a mistake winner or anything like that As I ve said before all publishing years aren t created eual and King of the Wind was probably as good a choice as anything else But those kids who are really into horses aside I think it s a very minor entry in the Newbery canon A longer version of this review appeared on For Those About To Mock abouttomockblogspotcom


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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian My daughter is 7 and loves horses And so it is no surprise that this short book by Marguerite Henry about the Godolphin Arabian was one of her favorites A fairy tale full of surprises and suspense the story of Agba and Sham was a nice read There is a than a tinge of Orientalism unfortunately but still it does not distract from the beauty of

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    Marguerite Henry Ù 1 CHARACTERS PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian While I absolutely adored Marguerite Henry's Newbery Award winning King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Ar

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Marguerite Henry Ù 1 CHARACTERS FREE READ King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian It seems like all the classic books about horses follow the same mold; the horse is born grows up learns how to handle humans goes through a casting out period where they are treated horribly and become separated from the people they love then somewhere toward the end they find their family or human again and all is restored in the world This book fits right in with that category so why do we all love it so deeply?The story of S

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Few authors bring sympathy and enlightenment to the story of a horse than Marguerite Henry and King of the Wind happens to be one of her best such books if not her magnum opus The story of the closeness between the Godolphin Arabian and his young loyal master has an emotional stickiness that isn't topped by much else in literature Though the historicity of the story is fascinating I think it's the tenderness of

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian This book is amazing It's told by a mute boy No joke It's amazing because it's about a horse and his boy who is mute and stays mute through the whole story Probably my favorite thing about this book is that one of the main characters tells you all about what happened to him and his his horse without saying a thing

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian I read this book in my preteen era I checked it out from the library during summer holidays at my ancestral home but I could not read it because I caught an eye infection I left for school with the tragedy of an unread book burning in my heart So imagine my delight when next year when I came back for the vacation I found the book still the

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Before I get much farther into this review I should probably say that I've never been a horse book kind of reader So if you love Black Beauty and National Velvet and The Black Stallion you may well like King of the Wind than I did A lot of the rest of this Goodreads page is full of people who swear by it largely based on its excellent descri

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian READ & DOWNLOAD ð BUILTBYAJ.CO.UK Ù Marguerite Henry FREE READ King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Added 2111 first published 1948 Below are the comments I made about King of the Wind at my GR groupI recently listened to the audio version of King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian first published 1948 by Marguerite Henry It won the 1949 Newbery Medal an award given to the author of the most distinguished contributio

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    PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian This is one of my favorite books of all time I'm aware that the vast majority of it is made up but the way Henry weaves the story makes it believable anyway You want Sham and Agba to be together again even if Agba wasn't real at allOne of the criticized portions of the story the cat Grimalkin actually was real if not in uite the way he appeared in this book by the wayHenry tells an entertaining compelling tal

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    Marguerite Henry Ù 1 CHARACTERS PDF DOWNLOAD King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian I was happy to become reacuainted with Marguerite Henry in this early ish Newbery winner Google sources gave me a new appreciation of her from learning about her childhood illness that made her bedridden for six years to a tribute from her publisher in a commemorative edition of the book Henry's charm and kindness were noteworthy; p

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  • Hardcover
  • 176
  • King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
  • Marguerite Henry
  • English
  • 14 February 2020
  • 9780027436297