King of the Wind: Story of the Godolphin Arabian

King of the Wind: Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry

A wonderfully woven story of the first Arabian horse that was brought to Europe, thereby establishing a lineage of prized Arabian horses used in races to this day. This story is based on some true aspect of history pertaining to the gifting of an Arabian horse to a French king. Henry brings the reader from Morocco, through the desert all the way to France and eventually England. Sham, the Arabian horse that was gifted to the King Louis XIV was accompanied by his faithful caretaker and companion, Agba, a deaf and mute Moroccan boy. The story takes the reader through the pain and suffering both horse and boy undertook in different circumstances that befell them. Riveting and poignant, this is a wonderful read that can extend to further research on the history and value of Arabian horses.

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Subjects: Equine, history

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