Synopses & Reviews
No one thinks much of Black Gold because he is so small. But Jaydee sees something special in his eyes. He knows Black Gold would be great if andlt;Iandgt;heandlt;/Iandgt; was his rider! Finally, Jaydee gets his wish. And Black Gold grows strong and fast under his careful hands. Soon it would be time for the most important race in America. Did they really have what it takes to win? Black Gold's inspirational story proves that the power of love and dedication can make any dream come true. andlt;BRandgt; Set against the thrilling and colorful world of Thoroughbred horses, andlt;Iandgt;Black Goldandlt;/Iandgt; is the true story of this legendary horse and his determined young jockey.
Booklist "...a thoroughly satisfying horse story."
Booklist"...a thoroughly satisfying horse story."
The National Horseman "Again, Marguerite Henry has given boys and girls a superb story about a heroic horse."
Black Gold is the true story of a too-small but great-hearted stallion who overcame the expert's doubts and derision to win the Kentucky Derby in 1924. 80 illustrations.
About the Author
Marguerite Henryandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as andlt;iandgt;King of the Wind, Misty of Chincoteague,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Stormy: Mistyand#8217;s Foal,andlt;/iandgt; all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.Wesley Dennis was best known for his illustrations in collaboration with author Marguerite Henry. They published sixteen books together.