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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marguerite Henry Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Nope, that little feller don't look like he'll amount to much. That's what almost everyone said about Little Bub. But young Joel Goss knew that Little Bub was a special colt, even though he was a runt. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. Little Bub proved that size and breed weren't everything. Soon word spread throughout the entire Northeast that this spirited colt could pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen and run faster than thoroughbreds.

This book, which garnered a Newbery Honor, presents the true story of a simple horse that, through pure spirit, rose to greatness. His descendants, who helped settlers tame the American wilderness, would become a world-famous breed of American horses, the Morgan.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayette | 2/12/2014

    " This is a youth book. I learned about Morgan Horses. This is from my "horse days". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 1/31/2014

    " It was a greate, cute, and funny story. Almost anyone would love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elhara | 1/31/2014

    " A much loved book I read as a child. If I remember correctly, a Walt Disney program featured a movie of Justin Morgan. Anyone else remember Sunday evenings at 6:00PM. I can still hear the music and I vividly recall watching it in colour for the first time! This was the only night I was allowed to watch TV while eating dinner. Come to think about it, that was pretty nice of my rather old school parents to let me do that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Choate | 1/28/2014

    " While this book flashed me back to my childhood, frankly I really dis-remembered lots of parts. Made things up. Completely fogot the plot. So it was like reading it anew. Basically a short story, and a history at that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/23/2014

    " I read this book a while ago. My kids read it recently. Although a classic, and it is a charming story, I think the language is a bit dated. Both kids (one a very strong reader) struggled with some of the text. It also takes a lot of license with the facts and adds plenty of events that never took place. I know it's listed as fiction, but many people I know seem to think that it is non-fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Helms | 1/21/2014

    " The story of Justin Morgan, the music teacher, and the small, compact horse that would be the founding father of the first truly American breed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekka | 1/19/2014

    " cute story! looks like its true as well - she has a lot of resources in the back. This was a very enjoyable story in the old-school tradition, which is about right, as she wrote it in 1945! Very reminiscent of the stories I remember reading as a child, and the ones I really loved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristalle | 1/16/2014

    " What a great all-American story of a boy and his hors, hard work and perseverance with a bit of adventure thrown in for good measure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat Lowe | 1/16/2014

    " Read this in elementary school (not this edition, just love the horse on this cover). Didn't enjoy it quite as much as The Black Stallion, but that probably reflects my preference for the slightly more adventurous style of Walter Farley. On the upside, this book had neat historical details about life in America during the late 1700's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katharine Hawkinson | 12/24/2013

    " As a kid, I read this book a few times. Published in the 40's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Nelson | 12/22/2013

    " Nice story but extremely dated dialogue and language. Because of that I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this at all as a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carissa | 12/16/2013

    " Read this one aloud to the boys as part of our curriculum. We enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/19/2013

    " This is a classic...based on a real person and a real horse, written by Marguerite Henry and illustrated by Wesley Dennis. How can you not like it? As a kid, I read everything these 2 produced. The story is just as wonderful today at it was 35 years ago when I read it the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/11/2013

    " Read it as a kid. You can do anything you put your mind to. After Charlotte's Web, one of the first book to teach me that valuable lesson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelhorse | 10/30/2013

    " Very good, Ive read it once before and you just wanna hug little bub! I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie | 10/25/2013

    " A classic--this a great adventure story of historical non-fiction. Having married into a Vermont family, this is a particular favorite. Courageous, devoted, and purposed--Joel is a great hero! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/20/2013

    " Also a must read for beginning horse lovers and readers. First introduced me to the Morgan breed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 1/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book as a child, loved it while reading it to my younger daughter and look forward to sharing it with grandchildren someday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martine | 1/3/2013

    " As a kid in the 1960s I looked forward to getting new horse books by Maruerite Henry for birthday or other special occasions. I was a horse fanatic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 7/24/2012

    " It has been a while since I read this book...But from what I remember it was a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 7/13/2012

    " if it was about horses...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookwyrmgyrl | 6/23/2012

    " This is such a great book! It is simple, informative, and beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TP | 5/11/2012

    " It was a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwendolynpatrick | 12/12/2011

    " One of my FAVORITE horse books. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it for any age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail Rasmussen | 9/27/2011

    " I read this book when was 11 years old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 9/4/2011

    " Marguerite Henry is a wonderful children's author!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Elgan | 7/30/2011

    " This is a great all-American book about a boy and his horse. My girls really enjoyed this story as well. I was almost sad to say goodbye to these characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/21/2011

    " One horse book I absolutely did not like -I think it was too boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 4/5/2011

    " Liam, Gabe and I listened to this book as a part of Liam's curriculum. We all loved it! What a great story about someone (a horse in this case and the boy who loves him) who doesn't look like much but can do great things! The boy is persistent and loyal and the horse is steady and strong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/25/2010

    " Nice story but extremely dated dialogue and language. Because of that I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this at all as a child. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alyssa | 8/21/2010

    " One horse book I absolutely did not like -I think it was too boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 6/19/2010

    " I had a chance, recently, to re-read this children's book. I have always been a lover of everything horse related since I was a small child. Marguerite Henry's "horse" books are both heart warming and a quick read. Perfect book type filler between the larger novels I'm use to reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 1/9/2010

    " Part of my horse-mad phase, I read all of Marguerite Henry's books. I adored this story about the genesis of the Morgan breed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 6/13/2009

    " Marguerite Henry is a wonderful children's author!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 5/30/2009

    " It was a greate, cute, and funny story. Almost anyone would love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martine | 5/30/2009

    " As a kid in the 1960s I looked forward to getting new horse books by Maruerite Henry for birthday or other special occasions. I was a horse fanatic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TP | 4/27/2009

    " It was a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 4/25/2009

    " if it was about horses...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/14/2009

    " Read it as a kid. You can do anything you put your mind to. After Charlotte's Web, one of the first book to teach me that valuable lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwendolynpatrick | 4/8/2009

    " One of my FAVORITE horse books. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it for any age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 3/20/2009

    " Finally I read the story about the Morgan Horse! "

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About the Author
Author Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry is the author of the popular Horseshoe Library, which includes such titles as Misty of Chincoteague; Stormy, Misty’s Foal; Brighty of the Grand Canyon; and King of the Wind.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.