Synopses & Reviews
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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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.
Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.A Newbery Medal Book. Reissue.
This Marguerite Henry classic follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion, brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed, and of the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life.
Born in the stables of the Sultan of Morocco, an Arabian stallion named Sham is taken to England, along with the loyal yet mute Arab stable boy who tends to him, and becomes one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed.
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.