Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

by Marguerite Henry (Author), Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Publisher: Rand McNally
1st Edition, ©1945, Item: 92494
Hardcover, 89 pages
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This is the orginal edition of Justin Morgan Had a Horse, the version that was awarded a Newbery Honor. In 1954, the book was re-written by Marguerite Henry and re-illustrated by Wesley Dennis and went from the original 89 pages found here to 171 pages. 

This edition does not have a table of contents, but the chapter headings are as follows:

  • Ebenezer and Little Bub
  • A Fuzzy Shadow
  • Horse-Trader Hawkes
  • Bound Boy
  • Little Bub is Rented Out
  • The Pulling Bee
  • Little Bub Meets Some High-Duck Dandies
  • Little Bub Preserves a Name
  • A Whinny in the Night
  • Justin Morgan and the President of the United States
  • The Heart to Go on Forever

Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when school teacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast—this spirited cold can pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen. And run faster than thoroughbreds!

This is the story of the little runt who became the father of the world-famous breed of American horses—the Morgan.

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