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Man O' War (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Man O' War (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Walter Farley

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This series, full of action, excitement, and suspense, has set the pace for horse stories for 60 years.


This series, full of action, excitement, and suspense, has set the pace for horse stories for 60 years.

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School Library Journal
"An exciting, moving piece of fiction based on the facts about one of the greatest horses of all time. The feeling for horses, horse breeding and

training, and horse racing is masterfully handled. Thrilling, highly recommended.
Children's Literature
Danny Ryan, a fictional former stable boy of Man o' War, is the narrator of this glorious fictionalized biography of the legendary racehorse. Ryan reminisces about Man o' War's life against the backdrop of the running of the Man o' War Handicap at the newly renovated New York Aqueduct racetrack. Farley's magnificent work of equine delight follows Danny's fascination with every moment of the life of Man o' War; from the night of his birth to his single defeat to his final race at Kenilworth Park and into his stud days. This book is enlightening in its telling of the true story of a horse that won 20 of 21 starts. Farley does a good job of transporting the reader into the hysteria and excitement of horseracing in the early 1900s. He cleverly draws on the personality and feeling of Danny to root Man o' War in the hearts of his readers thus creating a personal connection between Man o' War and the reader through Danny. Farley expertly intertwines the trappings of horse racing into Man o' War's story, showing that he prevailed despite various trials and challenges that were a part of racing horses, including: jockeys, rankings, false starts, weights, and potential injuries. Farley ascribes Man o' War's racing and stud career the proper glory it deserves through his masterful retelling of a little known story. 2003 (orig. 1962), Random House, Ages 10 to 18.
— Sarah Nelson

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Turtleback Books
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The Black Stallion Series
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Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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