Little Freddie's Legacy

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"This mini-biography of a racehorse named Freddie and his offspring Baroness interweaves themes of compassion, patience, determination, and hard work into a reality that is at times sad and at times triumphant." -Children's Literature

Kathryn Cocquyt's character, the racehorse Little Freddie, certainly became a legend in her first children's book. The anticipated success of Cocquyt's second title about his successor and daughter is closing in on his popularity. In the new book, Little Freddie's Legacy, Freddie ...

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Overview

"This mini-biography of a racehorse named Freddie and his offspring Baroness interweaves themes of compassion, patience, determination, and hard work into a reality that is at times sad and at times triumphant." -Children's Literature

Kathryn Cocquyt's character, the racehorse Little Freddie, certainly became a legend in her first children's book. The anticipated success of Cocquyt's second title about his successor and daughter is closing in on his popularity. In the new book, Little Freddie's Legacy, Freddie has just returned to the pastures of his parents a proud Kentucky Derby victor. He soon realizes that there is more to life than races as he falls in love with the beautiful blind mare, Rosie, and sires his first foal, a filly named Baroness.

As Freddie's daughter, Baroness is destined to continue in his racing legacy. But early on she suffers an emotional defeat. At the Keeneland horse auction, she fails to impress a buyer during her first showing. The experience is one she is hard-pressed to forget and causes her to lack self-confidence. Baroness learns to face a number of challenges when she is bought by a young girl and taken to Ireland. Young Tiffany teaches Baroness with compassion, training her to run with the reins, not with a whip. With the help of her young owner, the foal of a Derby winner becomes what she has always dreamed of being-a championship-grade racehorse.

The moment of glory comes as Baroness climbs the ranks of the Irish racing circuit to compete in the acclaimed race, the Oaks. Still fighting her lack of confidence, injuries, and the fierce competition of the Emerald Isle's biggest horse race, Baroness learns that the price of being a legacy is far greater than just living up to a name.

Little Freddie's Legacy is a fun and exciting adventure story. It teaches children how to achieve their dreams and gain self-confidence through hard work and patience. The first-place finishes and last-place realities are positive examples of overcoming difficulties.

Recently retired racing champion Little Freddie finds a mate in the blind Rosie, and they produce a filly who becomes a champion in Ireland.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara B. Disckind
This mini-biography of a racehorse named Freddie and his offspring Baroness interweaves themes of compassion, patience, determination, and hard work into a reality that is at times sad and at times triumphant. Soon after winning the Kentucky Derby, Freddie retires to the pastures of his parents and falls in love with Rosie, a blind mare. Their first foal, Baroness, is an insecure, shy filly who is bought by a kind and gentle girl who lives in Ireland. The two of them overcome great emotional and physical obstacles to win the prestigious Irish horse race, the Oaks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565540002
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/1994
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,138,045
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn Cocquyt resides in Simi Valley, California, where she works with race and show horses. She and began breeding Thoroughbred horses in 1986, with the birth of Rue Royale. Cocquyt is a member of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association, and is licensed by the California and Arizona State Racing Commissions. She is also a writer and freelance journalist. Many of the characters in Little Freddie at the Kentucky Derby, including Freddie, live on her farm in Simi Valley, California.

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