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Smoky, the Cow Horse
Smoky the Cow Horse
Author: Will James
1926. The horse is not appreciated and never will be appreciated enough, few humans, even them that works him, really know him, but then there's so much to know about him. I've wrote this book on only one horse and when I first started it I was afraid I'd run out of something to write, but I wasn't half thru when I begin to realize I had to do s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780684171456
ISBN-10: 0684171457
Publication Date: 5/1981
Reading Level: All Ages
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Holiday House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 2
Newbery Medal winner. Will James best book. A great read - a great horse story.
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Smoky knows only one way of life: freedom. Living on the open range, he is free to go where he wants and do what he wants. And being a smart colt, he learns what he must in order to survive. He can beat any enemy whether it be a rattlesnake or a hungry wolf. He is as much a part of the wild west as it is of him, and Smoky can't imagine anything else.

But when he comes across a new enemy, one that walks on two legs and makes funny sounds. Smoky can't beat this enemy like he has all the others. But does he really want to beat it? Or could giving up some freedom mean getting something else in return that's even more valuable?
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Classic Newbery Medal winner. Excellent story and lots of info about horses. Enjoyed by all ages.
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This is one of my favorite horse stories. I always wonder what horses are thinking at certain times, this gives a good example. Plus, who wouldn't want a horse like Smoky? It goes through his training, different masters, and how he is treated affects him, and what can happen to horses in the right hands and the wrong hands.


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