Justin Morgan Had A Horse

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Simon and Schuster, 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  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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”Well, the farmer didn’t want to be beholden to anyone; so he gave the singing master a fine big colt named Ebenezer. And for good measure he threw in a mite of a colt called Little Bub. And that ... Read full review

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Pa Gets an Idea
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A Stranger Knocking
The Pulling Bee
HighDuck Dandies
Out of the Satchel
Bub Travels the Singing Circuit
The Auction Block
Little Bub Lost
Ill Go to Plattsburg
A Whinny in the Night
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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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