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King of the Wind

By: Marguerite Henry
Narrated by: Davina Porter
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Generations of young readers continue to fall in love with Marguerite Henry’s “horse stories.” In one of her most famous, King of the Wind, the author traces the ancestry of the great Kentucky Derby winner, Man o’ War, whose mysterious pedigree is linked to the noble line leading from the Godolphin Arabian.

Born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables, under the watchful eyes of the mute stable boy, Agba, the golden-coated foal seems both a blessing and a curse. On its chest it bears a cross-hatching of hair believed to be a sign of ill luck. But on its hind heel is a small white spot, the emblem of swiftness. After its mother’s death, the foal is nursed by the affectionate Agba who names him Sham, for the sun. Two years later, Agba is called to the Sultan’s court and ordered to accompany Sham, and five other horses and their stable boys to France, where the six steeds are to be made a present to the King. Agba and the other boys are given one command: “Each boy will care for the horse in his charge as long as that horse shall live.” With this promise to strengthen him, Agba makes the arduous journey across the Sahara to France and the court of Louis XV. Little could he know what heartache and glory his loyalty to the noble Sham would bring.

©1948 Marguerite Henry (P)1993 Recorded Books

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King of the Wind

This book was awesome and I enjoyed listening! - by an 8 year old boy

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The story itself and the clear voice of the narrator.

I think this is a story that would really benefit from sound effects (hoof beats, chewing of hay etc)

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Loved it!

I liked everything about this story. Such a great listen. The narrator did a great job.

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Great story! Wonderful Narration

Loved the story, though it was based on very little information, yet wonderfully brought to life. The narration was amazing.

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King of the Wind still amazes!

I had a print copy of this treasure as a child and I absolutely thrilled to the story and the gorgeous illustrations. I had many other books by Marguerite Henry, but this was always my favorite.
Listening to the recorded book brought so many memories to mind-where I was when I learned his name (Sham) and his beloved friend’s name (Agba). I cried standing by the sink the last 15-20 minutes. I loved it all over again in my 70’s. What a gift!

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I love this book but I was listening to it and I thought I heard this background voice .🤔 really good book though . I LOVE THIS BOOK!🤴🏼🤴🏿🤴🏼❤💓💕💖💗💙💚💛💜💝💞💟💌 also I'm 11years old.

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Great story for children

Excellently narrated and written this story is a classic. Not too intense for children yet still captivating to older adults.

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