Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

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Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when schoolteacher 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 colt 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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
  • Aladdin Paperbacks
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1416927859
  • 9781416927853
  • 71,118

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"A thing of beauty in every respect and a treasured addition to the home library." -- "Washington Post"show more

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6,316 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (2,133)
3 25% (1,605)
2 3% (204)
1 1% (65)

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If you went to Vermont, back in the time of the late 1700s... you would meet Justin Morgan. He was a man who had a problem. It all started because a farmer owed Justin some money. The farmer couldn't pay the debt, so instead, he gave a horse. To some people, that would be a wonderful thing to receive, but Justin didn't need a horse. He needed money. One might say, "Sell the horse"--but that's just the problem. No one wants to use their money on a small, (VERY small), scrawny animal, who is weak and cannot work like other horses. Since no one will buy poor Little Bub, Justin is indeed stuck with him. See what can happen that turns this story upside-down when Justin Morgan's friend decides to help out. Why, even President Monroe takes notice! This book tells a true story. I liked the book because while I was reading it, I knew that it actually happened. In fact, Little Bub's tale became an American legend. This is a delightful horse story, great for boys & girls to read (ages 9 and up).show more
by Tarissa
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