My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka

by Mary O'Hara, Dave Blossom (Illustrator)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 300 pages
List Price: $14.99 Sale Price: $12.74

Set on the Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming—with its dramatic landscapes, its wild beauty, and its overwhelming spaciousness—this is the simple and moving story of Ken McLaughlin and his filly, Flicka.

Ken, a daydreamer and a chronic time-waster, is an enigma to his brusque, practical father. And although his mother is filled with sympathy for the boy, she is powerless to bring father and son closer together. Ken's fierce devotion to Flicka will at one point nearly cost him his life. But it is this same devotion that eventually causes the boy to assume the responsibilities of growing up, and he finally wins his father's acceptance.

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