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Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Justin Morgan Had a Horse( )
Author: Henry, Marguerite
Illustrator: Dennis, Wesley
ISBN:978-0-689-71534-1
Publication Date:Oct 1991
Publisher:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Imprint:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.99
Book Description:

Joel Gossknowsthat 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.

Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Horses
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 7.6 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.265 Pounds
Author Biography
Henry, Marguerite (Author)
Marguerite Henry was born on April 12, 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After high school, she attended the Milwaukee State Teachers College. She became an English teacher.

She sold her first published story to a woman's magazine in 1913. Her first book, "Justin Morgan Had a Horse" was named a Newberry Honor Book. This and her other titles to follow were written in collaboration with illustrator, Wesley Dennis. They worked together until his death in 1996. Her other works included "King of the Wind," the story of the Godolphin Arabian horse, which won a Newberry Award, "Misty of Chincoteague," which won the Junior Book Award Medal of the Boys' Clubs of America, and "Justin Morgan Had a Horse," which won the Junior Scholastic Gold Seal Award. She was presented the Children's Reading Roundtable Award for her lasting contribution to children's reading in 1961. At the time of her death she had written 58 books. Her works have been translated into eight languages.

Marguerite Henry died of complications from a series of strokes on November 26, 1997 in California.



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