Justin Morgan Had A Horse

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Joel's face suddenly lit up as if he had thought of something for the first time. He spoke now to the horse, as though he were the one that mattered. "Why, come to think of it, you're just like us, Bub. You're American! That's what you are. American!"
In 1791 a Vermont schoolmaster by the name of Justin Morgan comes home with a two-year-old colt named Little Bub. Taken as payment for an outstanding debt, the little colt doesn't seem like he is worth much, but the kindly teacher asks one of his students, Joel Goss, to train him. Joel knows the horse has great potential, and soon word about Little Bub spreads throughout the entire Northeast for his ability to outwork, outrun, outtrot, and outwalk any horse in the area.
This is the extraordinary tale of a little workhorse, who, after being born in obscurity, becomes one of the greatest breeding stallions of all time. In this true story Newbery Medal-winning author Marguerite Henry and artist Wesley Dennis celebrate the life of the only horse ever to establish a breed all by himself -- the Morgan.
 

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User Review  - Tara Choate - Goodreads

While this book flashed me back to my childhood, frankly I really dis-remembered lots of parts. Made things up. Completely fogot the plot. So it was like reading it anew. Basically a short story, and a history at that. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa James - Goodreads

The true story of a man who developed the Morgan horse breed that still exisits today. Well done, entertaining, informative, with great characters. Good story to teach kids a little history :) Read full review

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Contents

Joel Meets Little Bub
11
A Fuzzy Shadow
21
Northward to Vermont
29
HorseTrader Hawkes
39
Pa Gets an Idea
46
Seven Years Seven Years
54
A Stranger Knocking
63
The Pulling Bee
71
HighDuck Dandies
99
Out of the Satchel
107
Bub Travels the Singing Circuit
117
The Auction Block
124
Little Bub Lost
130
Ill Go to Plattsburg
139
A Whinny in the Night
148
Justin Morgan and the President
158

Strongern a Ox
84
A Challenge from New York
90

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Marguerite Henry published her first children's book, Misty of Chincoteague, in 1947, and published more than forty books in her lifetime. Many of her books are now considered classics and are published in gift editions worldwide. She won the Newbery Medal in 1948 for her second book, King of the Wind, and both Misty of Chincoteague and Justin Morgan Had a Horse are Newbery Honor books.

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