KINDLE [King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian]

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Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Review ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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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Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Review ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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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Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Review ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. While I absolutely adored Marguerite Henry s Newbery Award winning King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian as a child as an older adult I can definitely understand why and how King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian might not be all that engaging and interesting for a young reader who is neither a horse enthusiast nor all that much into historical fiction as a genre especially since the two main protagonists especially since both Sham and Agba his young caretaker never actually speak Sham of course because he is a horse and Agba because he is a mute because he is in fact physically unable to speak to utter words Now as a child reader when I first read King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian at around the age of eleven I believe it naturally and of course was for the most part the life story of Sham and how he becomes the Godolphin Arabian and along with the Byerley Turk and the Darley Arabian one of the three main founding stallions of the Thoroughbred breed what I enjoyed most and which totally and utterly captured my imagination the evocative and often exciting tale of Agba and his horse their many adventures their trials and tribulations until finally the Earl of Godolphin realises the worth the breeding the stamina and beauty of Sham and how both Sham and Agba are then finally granted the recognition and honour they both so richly have always deserved and merited including Sham being given the earl s own name being now officially known and registered as the Godolphin ArabianBut as an older adult and albeit that I still do adore Sham and Agba s tale as a story in and of itself it is actually Marguerite Henry s sense and feel for history and how in my eyes realistically and with wonderful but never overly extensive and intensive amount of detail she has brought not only early 18th century England and France but also Morocco so engagingly and wonderfully to life that has made King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian still very much special after all these years and yes also the author s general approach towards Agba who although he is Moroccan Muslim and does not have the power of speech is always first and foremost depicted and shown by Marguerite Henry as simply and beautifully a young and eager horse boy who loves and cherishes his charge who absolutely adores Shem and will indeed do everything for him Four stars for King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian and yes I indeed do very much hope that in particular the depictions the author presents of 18th century Morocco but especially that the Sultan mandates that even his horses including Sham s heavily pregnant with him mother must be made to obey the Ramadan fasting are based on reality that they do in fact reflect the historic truth as much as possible for if this were untrue if the beginning of King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian with the Sultan of Morocco mandating that his horses also fast for Ramadan were in fact a case of Marguerite Henry using wholly or even mostly her authorial license I for one would consider this than a wee bit problematic considering how absolutely angry and furious this particular scenario does make me as I really do not want to condemn the historic Sultan of Morocco for a something that in fact never actually occurred


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  1. says: KINDLE [King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian]

    KINDLE [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 Ag

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    Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download Read 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 Arabian as a child as an older adult I can definitely understand why and how King of the Wind The Story of the

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    Read King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian KINDLE [King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian] Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry 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

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    KINDLE [King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian] Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry Read 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 s

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    KINDLE [King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian] Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry 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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    Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry Read 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 there my aunt had forgotten to return it The library must have written it off as lo

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    Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry KINDLE [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 descriptions of horses and horse behaviorI can't argue with that Henry clearl

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    Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Marguerite Henry KINDLE [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 contribution to Ameri

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    KINDLE [King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian] Marguerite Henry ´ 0 Read & download 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 i

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    Read King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian KINDLE [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; plus what an example of well lived years Henry published her last book shortly b

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  • Hardcover
  • 176
  • King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
  • Marguerite Henry
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9780027436297