A Horse Named Funny Cide

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, Apr 30, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 29 pages
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When Funny Cide was born, not too many people noticed. He seemed too small for a racehorse, especially one who could win the biggest race of all-the Kentucky Derby. But like any race, once the Derby starts any horse can win. With the love and support of an old-time trainer, a down-on-his-luck jockey, and a group of high school buddies who bought Funny Cide just for fun, the little horse grew into a powerhouse thoroughbred. And on Derby day, it was Funny Cide who sailed across the finish line first. Funny Cide's courageous run won him a nation of fans and the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. With Barry Moser's breathtaking illustrations bringing his story to life, A Horse Named Funny Cide is the perfect book for horse lovers of all ages.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sally Jenkins's adult book, Funny Cide, is well adapted for young readers with Moser's art, but a rather long text for a picture book. From his birth as a smaller-than-average Thoroughbred foal, Funny ... Read full review

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Barry Moser (born 1940) is a renowned artist, most famous as a printmaker and illustrator of numerous works of literature, including Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking- Glass", "The Bible and Moby-Dick". He is a Professor in Residence and Printer to the College at Smith College. His works have been displayed in such places as the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, Harvard, and the Library of Congress. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

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