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My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
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Apr 02, 08

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I spent so many hours as a kid reading Marguerite Henry and Walter Farley and all of the horse-related books I could find. I memorized all of the breeds listed in The Noble Horse and their characteristics, and obsessed over horse racing for years. My grandmother and I used to take the train down to Del Mar. I had a crush on Trevor Denman's race-calling. And somehow I never managed to read this book.

(Actually, I'm kind of glad.)

This is my mom's childhood copy, which she kindly sent at my request a few months ago. It's a classic for a reason - beautifully and thoughtfully written and filled with believable characters. At times Ken reminded me so much of my fiancé that I had to read bits aloud to him. (He concurred.) I loved it and look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
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