A children's book by Marguerite Henry, illustrated by her long-time partner in crime, Wesley Dennis, it chronicles the life and times of the Godolphin Arabian, the horse that never raced officially itself, yet fathered nearly all significant thoroughbred racehorses since him. Now, 200 years after the reign of the "King of the Turf", the pedigree of any racehorse worth its salt starts with him. A fairly riveting tale of the horse and the mute stableboy who kept him alive through many a bad time, this is the sort of tale that every starry-eyed kid loves to hear. Compounded by Dennis' brilliant illustrations, this is the sort of children's book worth rereading even as an adult.

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