White Stallion of Lipizza
A young boy named Hans dreams of one day working with the famed stallions of Lipizza. But coming from a family of bakers, Hans is discouraged from ever becoming a rider. That is, until the day he is invited to watch the extraordinary
We loved this book! My elder daughter especially loves horses and riding, so she was particularly interested in the details that Henry provided with regards to training of both the horses and riders.
This inspirational book teaches that dreams can come true through hard work and perseverance. Hans did, at times, feel discouraged but he persisted. We should all work hard to attain our goals, which is a good value for young children to learn.
MY RATING: 4 stars ...more
Her language is simple but it completely conveys the protagonist’s emotions and thoughts ...more
So where did these horses come from? Where did they get their name? How are they trained? Why is it called the Spanish School? What are the airs above ground?
Marguerite Henry tells the story of a young Viennese boy with a dream of one day being a Riding Master of the Spanish Riding School. Interwoven ...more
This book has some of the most beautiful of Wesley Dennis' illustrations.
The story suffers without the magnificent illust ...more
I remember absolutely loving this book as my mom was reading it to me when I was little. We would sent on the couch and she would read to me till she was hoarse and then continue on herself, which made me crazy. Definitely one my very favorite sunlight read alouds, along with The Little Princess and Detective in Togas.
But Hans will do anything to pursue his dream: read ancient texts about the war general, Xenophon, sneak off to see the Lippizan colts in the dead of night, and, yes, commit years of his life. If that’s what it takes.
White Stallion of Lippiza is a mid-grade novel (though the one I read was formatted like a giant picture book) a ...more
Great as a history, geography, and science lesson if you study further about Austria, the Lipizzaner Horses, Horse Training and Anatomy, and WW2 and General Paton's part in sav ...more