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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary O’Hara Narrator: Michael Louis Wells Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN: 9780061130571
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It seems Ken can’t do anything right. He loses saddle blankets and breaks reins … but then comes the worst news yet: a report card so bad that he has to repeat a grade. How can you tame the dreamy mind of a boy who stares out of the window instead of taking an exam? Enter Flicka, the chestnut filly with a wild spirit.

Over the course of one magical summer, both will learn the meaning of responsibility, courage, and, ultimately, friendship.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/13/2014

    " My Grandmother gave me a hard bound two volume set, which included the sequel, Thunderhead. I was pre-teen or young teen, and loved the story. I fantasized about living on a ranch and having my own horse. We lived in a rodeo town in eastern Oregon, so it wasn't such a far fetched dream. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zenjen | 2/10/2014

    " It's been years...but I remember this being a very touching story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/2/2014

    " My Friend Flicka is a very touching book about a boy named Ken (around 10-11-ish) who lives on a horse ranch with his parents and brother, Howard. His father expects him to be perfect, a helping hand ready whenever he needs him, like his brother Howard. But Ken fails at almost everything - he loses saddles, lets horses free by accident, and finally he gets a report card so bad he has to repeat a grade. He begs his father for a colt of his own, and he finally gets his wish - the chestnut filly known as Flicka. Ken and Flicka are as close as boy and horse can possibly be. But when disaster strikes, can they still stay together? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/20/2014

    " Perhaps some of my attachment to this book is due to the fact that my mother bought me a copy to serve as a distraction during one particular childhood illness. Still, this book deserves high praise for the masterful way that it examines the relationships that occur between a boy and his mother, father, brother, and the horse that he is determined to make his own. It's more than a story about a boy and a horse-- It's about growing up, taking responsibility, and learning to stand up for yourself and others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Domi | 1/19/2014

    " This is a great book to read. When I read it I was fascinated. reading this book was great practice for my reading was low. Now I read all the time and this is a great book for many ages. I have friends that are 11 14 even 19 that loved the book. It is short but very good. I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/14/2014

    " This was one of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/13/2014

    " This book is super good. It's about a boy named Ken who has alwaysed dreamed of getting a colt. But his dad Rob won't give him one. Ken is failing in school because he is always day-dreaming. One day Nell (his mom) makes Rob give him a colt. He chooses a wild horse with Rocket's (a "Loco" horse) blood. His father gets mad but gets her anyway. He names it Flicka. Then they both get really sick. I don't feel like writing any more so if you want to find out just read the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 1/11/2014

    " I like this tale of a girl and a horse she loves. Yes, it is melodramatic but it works because Ms. O'Hara writes with warnth and respect for the reader.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 1/10/2014

    " this is a great book. i love books about animals. it has a buch of good description. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daria | 12/27/2013

    " Going through all these books, I suddenly realize - all we ever read in fourth grade were Newberry winners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 11/13/2013

    " One of my 6th grade students was reading Flicka the other day! I tried to contain my excitement. Somehow, I doubt that I did it effectively. I was so thrilled to see someone reading this book! One of my all-time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy (WI girl at heart) | 11/5/2013

    " Love this book as a kid. Loved it even more as an adult. Great book for the horse lovers out there to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Webber | 10/20/2013

    " A true classic for horse lovers which our family has enjoyed immensly reading together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 10/18/2013

    " mass market paperback but much earlier than this edition..... much better cover than any of those shown.... wonderful book for a horse-loving little girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 10/6/2013

    " Does anybody read the classics anymore? This one is so good, everybody ought to read it. It's well written, good story and believable characters. She also wrote Thunderhead and Green Grass of Wyoming. Please try 'em, you won't regret it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 10/5/2013

    " Don't forget these old classic children/teen books, and their influence on developing the LOVE of reading. Many happy memories of this book, which, again, I read at least ten times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/18/2013

    " A coming of age book. How a young boy becomes a man by raising his horse, Flicka. Sort of western-ish. If you like ranch life, you will like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dragana | 9/2/2013

    " Still the horse-loving teenage girls It-Book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/17/2013

    " As a horse lover, this book is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeleine | 12/1/2012

    " A completly amasing story of a young boy, his father, and a high-spirited horse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 9/28/2012

    " I never returned this book to my grandparents' neighbor, who loaned it to me the summer my grandpa died. I read it many times to repeat that sense of comfort it always gave to me. Of course, there is the niggling guilt about never having returned it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Derocher | 9/5/2012

    " One of the best of all possible children's books!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 9/5/2012

    " I was the strange girl who was never much into "horse stories". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandice | 8/18/2012

    " I looooved this book growing up. Despite my complete lack of coordination, this book continually made me wish I had a horse. I still wish I had horse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 3/11/2012

    " If you are a horse lover...you should own it. I have read it more than once...classic story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 2/26/2012

    " It was good, but I didn't finish it and had to return it to the library... haven't got around to checking it back out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 9/29/2011

    " Mary O'Hara's My Friend Flicka series is what got me hooked on reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shreya=Drastically Random. Find the emoticon. | 9/18/2011

    " I liked the detail, and how it would give the perspective of every character on the situation. But it wasn't dramatic enough, and just kept droning on and on and on...didn't give you time to catch your breath and eventually you drifted away from what was happening. But the storyline was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annabel ♥ | 8/19/2011

    " This is an amazing book about a horse! i absolutely loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 6/8/2011

    " This book was awful and boring. it made little sense and you could tell it was a woman tring to tell a story from a young mans point of view! I wish i could give it a zero star rating!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 6/3/2011

    " I got teary reading this book! It was so sad, and so meaningful! I simply had to reread it over and over again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiley | 4/17/2011

    " I kept wondering if Flicka was going to die, I almost cried. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 4/5/2011

    " I read this a while ago, but remember liking it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 2/14/2011

    " i did abandon this book because it was a little hard to understand.... i do recomended to people that are good at figuring things out htough because it is really hard to get in the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/30/2010

    " Moi aussi je voulais ma Flicka! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dblazar | 10/12/2010

    " This was a slow book at the beginning, but turned out to be a really great story!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Domi | 9/27/2010

    " This is a great book to read. When I read it I was fascinated. reading this book was great practice for my reading was low. Now I read all the time and this is a great book for many ages. I have friends that are 11 14 even 19 that loved the book. It is short but very good. I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilynn | 9/22/2010

    " This is an excellent book, not a bit outdated. It's kind of a coming-
    of-age book for the boy, Ken. I'm not sure I liked the father, Rob.
    He's do domineering and set in his ways (old military), and then does
    an about-fact when things go right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty | 9/10/2010

    " i loved it but i love horses. if u read it, get thunderhead, the sequel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 7/21/2010

    " Love this book as a kid. Loved it even more as an adult. Great book for the horse lovers out there to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 7/16/2010

    " Loved it! The narration was so beautiful. Both the scenery and the glimpse into the lives of the characters... someday I will be a rancher's wife:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 6/14/2010

    " Its a pretty good book



    Spoiler.....................................................
    ............................................................
    ..............Flicka dies at the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/24/2010

    " A coming of age book. How a young boy becomes a man by raising his horse, Flicka. Sort of western-ish. If you like ranch life, you will like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jk | 1/15/2010

    " This was a book from the horse-crazy time in my childhood. I loved it then and I love it now. "

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About the Author
Author Mary O’Hara

Mary O’Hara was born on July 10, 1885, in Cape May Point, New Jersey. She was a screenwriter during the silent film era and wrote several novels, including the range country trilogy My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, and Green Grass of Wyoming. She also authored a novella, The Catch Colt, and Wyoming Summer, based on her diary of sixteen years. She died on October 14, 1980.