Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review: Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry

Synopsis: 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.

Review: 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.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: Newbery Honor 1946

Date Finished: 3-12-2011
Pages: 160

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