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 as swift as the desert winds, Sham's proud 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 every superior Thoroughbred. Sham's speed--like his story--has become legendary. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. The 1949 Newbery Medal Winner.
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Review 1 for King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian, Hardcover
Date:April 17, 2008
We loved this book! It kept us on the edge of our seats the entire time we were reading it. We only wish it could've lasted longer. All horse lovers should read this one!
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Review 2 for King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian, Hardcover
Date:July 13, 2007
I LOVE this book! I can't put it down if I start reading it, and the end makes me cry! I wish it would never end!