King of the Wind

King of the Wind

The Story of the Gololphin Arabian

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2006, c1948
Edition: Aladdin pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416927860
Branch Call Number: J PB H
Characteristics: 172 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dennis, Wesley - Illustrator


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lt_bibliosara Jan 10, 2018

In the style of the great horse classics like Black Beauty and The Black Stallion, Margeurite Henry once more writes a tale worthy of a read by any horse lover. Sham is a legendary stallion whose story is told with both compassion and passion by Henry. While some parts of the story might be a little hard for too young of an audience to hear, the novel ends happily.

ontherideau Nov 08, 2016

An excellent story with a happy ending, all based on fact.
Seabiscuit and Man O War are descendants of this Arabian stallion.
Vocabulary is not dumbed down for young readers- it's a classic.

Apr 25, 2016

One of my favorite horse books when I was a kid and horse obsessed. I still love it. The writing is amazing and the whole story is beautiful. I highly suggest it for anyone, no matter the age.

Sep 30, 2015

Loved this book when I was young and horse-crazy. Marguerite Henry wrote so many books. Super stories!

Sep 29, 2015

This was my favorite horse book growing up.

May 24, 2013

I read this when I was young and read every horse book there was. Growing up with Thoroghbreds and Arabians was awesome. Neat to see the history of the breed. Enjoyed this book.

May 20, 2013

i love this book.i love horses.this book is kind of sad but good.

Sep 25, 2011

I read this book over and over as a child. An all time favourite.

2horses2 Jul 28, 2011

I love horses and would really love to have a horse so I like most horse novels (that aren't I I do NOT like the Pony Pals that series is dumb to me...but this one looks good a friend recommended it so I'll try it.

wendybird Nov 20, 2009

After a horse-crazed childhood, I became a librarian. Okay, a horse crazed, mostly adult librarian. This is my favorite horse novel...still.


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Jun 27, 2016

This book is the story of the Godolphin Arabian and how it made a journey from Morocco to Paris and then England to be the father to many, many fast race horses. He created the fastest thoroughbreds to race at New Market. The story is about a little boy who loves him and takes care of him. I enjoyed this story.

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