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Publisher's Summary

"Nope, that little feller don't look like he'll amount to much." That's what almost everyone said about Little Bub. But young Joel Goss knew that Little Bub was a special colt, even though he was a runt. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. Little Bub proved that size and breed weren't everything. Soon word spread throughout the entire Northeast that this spirited colt could pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen and run faster than thoroughbreds.

This book, which garnered a Newbery Honor, presents the true story of a simple horse that, through pure spirit, rose to greatness. His descendants, who helped settlers tame the American wilderness, would become a world-famous breed of American horses, the Morgan.

(P)2003 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A thing of beauty in every respect and a treasured addition to the home library." (Washington Post)

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A precious dalliance into a childhood favorite

Horses were my passion for as long as I can remember, and I owned all of MH's books as a youngster. Only now do I own a Morgan horse and to revisit this book spoke to my heart in away I couldn't have imagined. The story was vivid and the characters even more so. I could hear the sounds, the whinnies, the voices, and smell the scenery as it was described. This novel has touched my life again and I'm so grateful. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever loved a horse, particularly those horses who have beat the odds against them and changed people's opinions. I own just such a Morgan and I'm so proud that I do. Enjoy.

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excellent book

The reader did a great job performing animated voices. Very engaging story, especially for horse lovers!

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Great children's classic

Moving tale of a boy and the horse that inspires him.

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Listen before this gem of history is lost

What a great listen and read! My kids will be reading and listening to the book this summer. I love the parallel between horses and people that author draws at the end. The book shows a time on early American history through the eyes of the people and animals that actually lived it. She was such a great writer and makes the reader really “see” the scenery and people. I cannot wait to share it with my kids.

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Interesting story about an American breed of horse

An entertaining book regarding the impressive American breed of horse with an unknown origin. If you are a fan horses or equine history, you'll likely enjoy this classic read.

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Great American story

What an interesting tale from early America! We enjoyed thoroughly the characters and the storytelling.

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loved it.

Great story while building in history. Just enough excitement. I will definitely recommend it also.

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Excellent story and narration!

Our whole family enjoyed this beautifully written and narrated book! Highly recommend! A great listen.

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thank you

kind and strong yet adventure is around the corner.a mild familt book and. ice vouces

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my boys and I loved this

I loved it enjoyed so much listening to it!. my boys wanted to listen to it over and over.