King of the Winds the Story of Godophin Arabian by Marguerite Henry Illustrated by Wesley Dennis1948 Rand McNally & Co.

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Immerse yourself in the captivating tale of King of the Winds, a 1948 Newbery Medal-winning book by Marguerite Henry, beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis. Through the eyes of a remarkable horse named Sham, this hardcover edition by Rand McNally & Co. brings to life the extraordinary tale of the Goldolphin Arabian breed.


  • Title: King of the Winds: The Story of the Goldolphin Arabian
  • Author: Marguerite Henry
  • Illustrator: Wesley Dennis
  • Publication Date: 1948
  • Publisher: Rand McNally & Co.
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 174
  • Dimensions: 5x6x1 inches
  • Condition: wear on the dust jacket, seal on cover worn, but illustrations inside are vibrant and intact

Four Key Features:

  1. Award-Winning Story: Winner of the 1949 Newbery Medal, recognizing its excellence in American children's literature.
  2. Engaging Narrative: Follow the journey of Sham, a golden-red Arabian horse, from the stables of the Sultan of Morocco to the streets of Paris, and his eventual rise as the progenitor of the Goldolphin Arabian breed.
  3. Historical Adventure: Based on true events from the early 18th century, this story entwines historical accuracy with a captivating narrative.
  4. Stunning Illustrations: Wesley Dennis's illustrations bring the story to life, capturing the beauty and spirit of Sham and his world.

Perfect For:

  • Young readers and horse enthusiasts
  • Fans of historical fiction and animal stories
  • Collectors of classic children's literature

Journey with Sham:

Experience the trials and triumphs of Sham in King of the Winds, a story that transcends time and geography. This book is not just a reading experience; it's an adventure that highlights the enduring bond between humans and horses.


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