My Friend Flicka

In my second childhood again (I was one of those little kids begging for a horse), I read My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara, which I'd always thought was a "little horse book for little girls." How wrong I was. Though it can happily be read by a child, it works on several levels. In the stunning backdrop of Wyoming grasslands, this story tells the tale of 12-year-old boy Ken McLaughlin, a rancher's son striving to win his father's approval. Finally old enough to have his own horse from the family herd, he goes against his father's wishes and chooses a yearling from questionable "loco" stock. A lovely book about loss, family, and an unbreakable bond between a boy and a horse. Recommended by Kelly.

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ISBN: 9780060512620
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Harper Perennial - December 27th, 2005

A timeless favorite of adults and children alike, this resides in “that borderland where some of the best-loved books in the English tongue hold their immortality.”—New York Herald Tribune