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Marguerite Henry wrote a whole series of horse books. There's the Misty of Chincoteague series, Justin Morgan Had a Horse, Santo Domingo, Mustang Spirit of the West, King of the Wind etc. Others, which may have already been mentioned:

 

White Stallion of Lipizza

Leonardo's Horse

National Velvet

My Friend Flicka

Black Horses for the King

The Island of Horses

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I read all of the Black Stallion and Island Stallion books. :-) I wouldn't call them great literature, but they were fun. :-)

 

In fact, I'm pretty sure I read all of the horse books in the library of every school I attended, lol.

 

One of my favorite books in the whole world isn't all about a horse, but I read it the first time because it has a horse on the cover: The Chestry Oak. Horses play an important part in the story, but it isn't a horse book per se. Nevertheless, if y'all can find it (it's OOP), it should be at the top of your reading list.

 

The Little White Horse also isn't a real horse book, but you should read that, as well. It's also at the top of my list of Books that Everyone Should Read (The Chestry Oak, The Little White Horse, and Understood Betsy are the top three books on that list).

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I read all of the Black Stallion and Island Stallion books. :-) I wouldn't call them great literature, but they were fun. :-)

 

The Black Stallion Mystery was one my favourite books as a child, one of the few (two?) with an interesting girl in it.

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When I was that age I LOVED The White Stallion of Lipizza. It's OOP but can be found fairly inexpensively. Great illustrations.

 

 

Love this book too. There is also a great old Disney movie called Miracle of the White Stallion. It is not from the book. But it is a great way to see the beatiful horses perform.

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We've read Black Beauty, and now we're reading Misty of Chincoteague. What other classic horse novels are there for this age?

 

 

My dd10 is currently loving The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell. She told me today that when she reads it she almost wishes she could be a wild horse. There is a whole series of these books.

http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Brumby-Essential-Modern-Classics/dp/0007425201/ref=pd_sim_b_5

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One of my favorite books in the whole world isn't all about a horse, but I read it the first time because it has a horse on the cover: The Chestry Oak. Horses play an important part in the story, but it isn't a horse book per se. Nevertheless, if y'all can find it (it's OOP), it should be at the top of your reading list.

 

The Little White Horse also isn't a real horse book, but you should read that, as well. It's also at the top of my list of Books that Everyone Should Read (The Chestry Oak, The Little White Horse, and Understood Betsy are the top three books on that list).

 

 

Ellie,

 

I have been looking for this book for over a year- online and in used stores! It is just so darn expensive- like $100! Do you have any tips for finding it?

 

Lauren

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Ellie,

 

I have been looking for this book for over a year- online and in used stores! It is just so darn expensive- like $100! Do you have any tips for finding it?

 

Lauren

 

I know it's expensive. I managed to find a copy on e-bay for about $25, a first edition, from England. Kewl. And once I was at a second-hand/antique store, I found one lying on a table, for $5. I snapped it up and paid for it, then told the cashier what its value was and she was stunned. She said she had looked it up and saw copies for $1 apiece. Clearly she as looking at paperbacks and not cloth.

 

So yes, I have seen paperback copies for as little as a couple of dollars each on e-bay. It was reprinted and given covers that talked about romance and mystery and totally missed the real story line. ::rolls eyes:: So check e-bay.

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I know it's expensive. I managed to find a copy on e-bay for about $25, a first edition, from England. Kewl. And once I was at a second-hand/antique store, I found one lying on a table, for $5. I snapped it up and paid for it, then told the cashier what its value was and she was stunned. She said she had looked it up and saw copies for $1 apiece. Clearly she as looking at paperbacks and not cloth.

 

So yes, I have seen paperback copies for as little as a couple of dollars each on e-bay. It was reprinted and given covers that talked about romance and mystery and totally missed the real story line. ::rolls eyes:: So check e-bay.

 

Thanks for letting me know! Do you know if the paperback copy is called by the same title? All I have seen so far is the really expensive older ones. I would really like to find one of those but the cheapest I have found from all sources (Bookfinder, eBay, AbeBooks, Amazon) is like $68. I know the book is supposed to be wonderful and I love Kate Seredy but $68 is just too much for me. I will have to keep hunting!

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Thanks for letting me know! Do you know if the paperback copy is called by the same title? All I have seen so far is the really expensive older ones. I would really like to find one of those but the cheapest I have found from all sources (Bookfinder, eBay, AbeBooks, Amazon) is like $68. I know the book is supposed to be wonderful and I love Kate Seredy but $68 is just too much for me. I will have to keep hunting!

 

Ok, wait...The Little White Horse is by Elizabeth Goudge; it is the one that has been reprinted in paperback and can be found inexpensively. Generally, the paperback descriptions are really off--nothing like the book at all, romance and Gothic houses and the whole nine yards. GAH. As long as the title is "The Little White Horse" and the author is Elizabeth Goudge, you should be good. I have seen cloth editions for over $100 on e-bay, though. o_0

 

The Chestry Oak is by Kate Seredy, and AFAIK, it has never been reprinted in paper. And actually, $68 is a good price. I'd go without eating for a week if it meant I could get a copy for *only* $68!!

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The Chestry Oak is by Kate Seredy, and AFAIK, it has never been reprinted in paper. And actually, $68 is a good price. I'd go without eating for a week if it meant I could get a copy for *only* $68!!

 

Ack! Really! Well, then perhaps I should talk to my husband about spending $68 for this one. Thanks for your help Ellie! WE have several Kate Seredy books and I love all of them. I found "A Tree for Peter" for $8 a few months ago online and was so excited.

 

P.S. Are there any other books that are worth "not eating for a week"?

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