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King of the Wind : The Story of the Godolphin Arabian (Reissue) (Paperback) (Marguerite Henry)
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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 very superior thoroughbred. Sham's speed -- like his story -- has become legendary.
Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.
Number of Pages: 1723
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Marguerite Henry
Street Date: December 26, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6228