In this book you shall find the story of Dice the Dalmatian, the tale of the Dachshund puppy Alexander who was "big enough," the story of Bonnie the brave Collie, who both brought the sheep home and gave birth to puppies and many more. From big to little dogs purebreds to mongrels this collection has them all.
From the Book Jacket: * How did the Morgan horse get its name? * What are the differences between a Belgian and a Clydesdale? * Why are the Byerly Turk, Darley Arabian, and Godolphin Arabian so important? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing questions in Marguerite Henry's Album of Horses. The award-winning author of the wonderful stories Misty of Chincoteague, King of the Wind, and Brighty of the Grand Canyon, Marguerite Henry describes in vivid detail the hardworking Shire, the elegant Lipizzan, the spirited Mustang, and many more. Never before have facts about horses been more accessible, and with Wesley Dennis's classic illustrations highlighting every page, this unique collection is sure to be treasured by horse lovers of all ages. Other titles by Marguerite Henry available in Aladdin paperback: Black Gold Born to Trot Brighty of the Grand Canyon Justin Morgan Had a Horse King of the Wind Misty of Chincoteague Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West San Domingo: The Medicine Hat Stallion Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague Stormy, Misty's Foal For ages 7 - 10 and older readers
In this book you will discover the origin of the horse, how man has used the horse over the years, some of the horses wild relatives and different breeds of horses as well as colors, markings and points.
Mr. Hoops was famous for his beautiful Irish Setter hunting dogs. But his prized dog Shamrock Queen, more commonly known as Reddy, is getting up there in years. Reddy has her last litter and a pup called Snippet is picked to be Reddy's successor. But what will Reddy do as a retired hunting dog, even though her sole desire is to go hunting with and to please Mr. Hoops?
This is the story of a Quaker lad and his cat who lived in America when Pennsylvania was still an English province, and the Indians were saying, "Itah! Good be to you!" Benjamin's father kept Door-Latch Inn in the County of Chester. Benjamin had four brothers-John, Thomas, Samuel and Joseph-and five sisters named Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Mary and Elizabeth. He had a niece named Sally, too. Benjamin's family were all Quakers. Papa was the best Quaker of them all. When he prayed, his voice trembled and quaked until the very roof timbers shook! Benjamin's fingers often itched to draw "images" of people or animals or landscapes. But Mama and Papa didn't approve. They thought pictures were needless. They said images should be carried in the heart, that pictures were gay and gaudy and showed a worldly spirit. Of course they had no pictures in Door- Latch Inn. Benjamin never saw one until he grew up to be seven years old and painted one himself. Grimalkin, the glossy black cat, suggested-for he could almost talk-that Benjamin make an image of little Sally, and after that he drew so many that everybody knew he could be nothing but an artist. Some people say it was the Mohawk Indians who helped Benjamin win fame and fortune as an artist. Some say it was an artist and seaman by the name of William Williams. And some insist that it was Uncle Phineas, a merchant of Philadelphia. But if Benjamin West himself could have settled the question, he would probably say it was his cat Grimalkin.
In this narrative book, the author describes the lives of 22 common birds.
Out in Oklahoma, in the 1920s there was a mousy brown little filly named U-see-it. But boy, could she run. She was a fast horse, and won many races until one day when her owner Al Hoots entered her in a claiming race. Refusing to sell her, Al and U-see-it, were banned from racing. But Al had an idea, his dream was that her son, would win the Kentucky Derby, and would win in style. This is a story of Black Gold based on a true story of a little black stallion with heart and passion, and the desire to run.
As he learns about the famous Hambletonian, sire of the American trotter, young Gib White dreams of some day having his own filly become a champion trotter.
Benjamin and his sister Ella live by themselves in Centerville. Ben has one love in his life: his mixed breed dog Whiskers, who turns out to be a trick dog. Whiskers loves to jump from great heights. Ben decides to help put on a circus for the Y.M.C.A. to help with funding. A man from the circus sees Whiskers and offers Ben $25 for Whiskers, which Ben refuses. What will Ben do when Whiskers is stolen?
Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big-game hunter, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice. Brighty's adventures have delighted generations of readers, and he has become the symbol of a joyous way of life. Some people say that you can even see his spirit roving the canyon on moonlit nights--forever wild, forever free.
One of the most beloved of all children's book writers tells the story of a seemingly worn-out mare, owned by Molly's family, who is carrying a secret: a baby mule! Young Molly thinks the new creature is the most beautiful thing she's ever seen. She calls him Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, and as the years go by, Molly discovers that, just like his mother, her mule is full of wonderful surprises.
"Tally-ho!" It was George Washington himself who sighted the flying form of the One O'Clock Fox. And "Gone away!" the Huntsman's horn sounded, as with a jaunty flick of his brush Cinnabar dared the hounds to catch him. Boys and girls who have loved Misty, King of the Wind, and Brighty will find in the gay and dauntless Cinnabar another unforgettable character brought glowingly to life by the magical touch of Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis. For this extraordinary fox, so legend says, loved the excitement of the chase so much that on foxhunting days he would show himself promptly at the hour of one to lead the hunt a fast and thrilling race through the woods and fields of Mount Vernon. To George Washington and the other gentlemen of Virginia he was known affectionately as "the One O'Clock Fox." But the hunters saw only one side of Cinnabar. It has remained for Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis to tell in merry and fascinating detail the story of Cinnabar's home life as well-of his wife Vicky, who played the flute; of the four mischievous cubs, Rascal, Pascal, Merry, and Mischief; of their cozy den with the hourglass on the mantel; of Cinnabar's prowess as a hunter. And especially this book tells of one grand hunt in which Cinnabar risked his life and lost a toe-but triumphed anyway!
Old Charlie, the chestnut work horse, is very bored and lonely in his retirement in a field all to his own. Until, that is one day... when he hears away off in the distance the sound of the bell at the local inn, a sound that used to mean great things for him. So... he goes down to the village for a treat, and every day afterwards. Find out how Charlie finds something valuable to do, even though he can't plow, or pull a cart anymore. And this horse is regular as clock work, always five O'clock.
Georgio wanted nothing more than to be a fantino in the great Palio of Siena. But being a peasant farmer's son, and living in Montecello, his dreams were just that - dreams. But this is the story based on true accounts of Giorgio Terni's chances to become a famous fantino, and of the Palio, of the race of centuries' traditions, and of dreams and fate. It is also the story of a mare, a half Arabian, born as a cart horse, who with the right training, kind hands, and a willing heart became one of the most famous horses to win the Palio, and win it four times.
Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when schoolteacher 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 the world-famous breed of American horses--the Morgan.
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 swift as the desert winds, Sham's 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.
From the book jacket: The Little Fellow, a picture book set in beautiful bluegrass country, is a joyful introduction for younger children to the world of horses. The story tells of a real foal named Chip and his mother, Chocolate. Chip was the darling of the stable until Strawberry Jenks arrived. The author watched the biting, fighting fracas between the young rivals and marveled by what means peace in the pasture was restored. With characteristic charm and simplicity, Marguerite Henry has woven the facts into a warm, humorous story.
When the little white dog was caught by a guard sneaking into the circus tent, and it was found that he could do tricks, he was adopted by the circus Treasurer and his husband. Named Little-or-Nothing the dog soon proved to be a great act. But when Little-or-Nothing suspects people from stealing his bones, will he still perform? Can he be happy again in the circus? And where have all those bones gone to? All images are described for the reader.
Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white "map" on her shoulders was her mark of freedom. Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them.... Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?
Misty's Twilight is part thouroughbred, part Chinoteague pony, and one hundred percent fire and talent. A direct descendant of the most famous pony ever, Misty of Chinoteague, Twilight has greatness in her blood. Now it's her turn to shine, perhaps as a cutting horse, a jumper, or in the graceful art of dressage. Can Twilight, whose ancestors were wild ponies living on an untamed island, do it? Can she compete against the best horses in the world...and win?
Muley-Ears, a mongrel dog, lives in a for-rent house in Jamaica. Every month, he shows his new families the islands, that is, until the grumpy and lonely man comes to the island. Can Muley-Ears win this man's affection or at least some dinner?
Horses were in Annie Bronn's blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed. The true story of Wild Horse Annie's crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction.
This is the story of Rysdyk 's Big Bull or Hambletonian, the Father of the American Standardbred Trotting Horse Breed in American. Hambletonian was a foal of a old Butcher's nag, but his handler, Rysdyk, knew that he was fast and valuable and worked very hard to buy him and his mother. Hambletonian proved to be one of the fastest trotting horses in American and over 60% of modern Standardbreds can claim a link to Hambletonian. This is his story.
From the Bookjacket: OUR FIRST PONY tells the story of twin boys- Justin and Joey Franklin-and their love for a sleek pinto Shetland named Midge. When Mr. Wolter, the proprietor of Oak Creek Farm, offers Midge to an "exceptional family," the boys jump at the chance. They win her, show her off, and in the bargain wind up with more than they ever imagined-a horse family of their own. With characteristic charm and simplicity, Marguerite Henry tells a true-to-life story that will appeal to any child curious about the joys and difficulties of owning and raising horses.
From the Book Jacket: I first met Misty of Chincoteague when she was six days old. It was love at sight. Grandpa Beebe promised to send her to Mole Meadow, in Illinois, to help me write a book about her. "But," he insisted, "the Phantom's got to nurse her for four months. Takin' colts away from their mas afore they're weaned makes 'em spoilt and ornery." Those four months of waiting dragged, and they flew. News of a wild pony coming from an island out in the Atlantic Ocean caused great excitement. Neighbor children appeared as if by magic. They all wanted to help get her stable ready. Together we dug up the old dirt floor, brought in fresh clean earth, scrubbed and whitewashed the walls. In weary moments this snapshot tacked to the stable door held our attention. It set us daydreaming and wondering how we could ever communicate to our friends the uniqueness of the pony we'd soon be caring for.
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