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White Stallion of Lipizza The magnificent Lipizzan stallions of Vienna come to life as never before in this exciting story by award winning author, Marguerite HenryA 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 Ballet of Lipizzaners from the Imperial Box and his life is changed foreverMarguerite Henry artfully weaves authentic details about the skillful training of both horse and rider, as she unfolds the story of Hans and his beloved Lipizzan stallion, BorinaThe brilliance of Hans s dazzling public performances and his devotion to the art of classical riding make this story uniquely rich in history and horsemanship a story to be treasured by horse lovers of all ages

About the Author: Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry April 13, 1902 November 26, 1997 was an American writer The author of fifty nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals, her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults and won several Newbery Awards and Honors Among thefamous of her works was Misty of Chincoteague, which was the basis for the 1961 movie Misty, and several sequel books It is exciting to me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower even in the new age And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained This to me is a constant source of wonder and challenge This quote was from an article about Henry published in the Washington Post on November 28, 1997, in response to a query about her drive to write about horses.Marguerite Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses Author of over fifty children s stories, including the Misty of Chincoteague series, Henry s love of animals started during her childhood Unfortunately, Henry was stricken with a rheumatic fever at the age of six, which kept her bedridden until the age of twelve Born to Louis and Anna Breithaupt, the youngest of the five children, Henry was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Because of her illness, Henry wasn t allowed to go to school with other children because of her weak state and the fear of spreading the illness to others While she was confined indoors, she discovered the joy of reading Soon afterwards, she also discovered a love for writing when her father, a publisher, presented her with a writing desk for Christmas On the top of stacks of colored paper her father wrote, Dear Last of the Mohicans Not a penny for your thoughts, but a tablet Merry Christmas Pappa Louis XXXX Henry s first published work came at the age of eleven, a short story about a collie and a group of children, which she sold to a magazine for 12 Henry always wrote about animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, foxes, and even mules, but chiefly her stories focused on horses.In 1923, she married Sidney Crocker Henry During their sixty four years of marriage they didn t have children, but instead had many pets that inspired some of Marguerite s stories They lived in Wayne, Illinois.In 1947, she published Misty of Chincoteague and it was an instant success Later, this book as well as Justin Morgan had a Horse and Brighty of the Grand Canyon were made into movies.She finished her last book, Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, just before her death on November 26, 1997 at the age of 95.

10 thoughts on “White Stallion of Lipizza

  1. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    So yes, if I were to approach Marguerite Henry s 1964 novel White Stallion of Lipizza as ONLY AND SIMPLY from the point of consideration of factuality and featured realism of how historically accurate Henry s physical descriptions of late 19th to mid 20th century Vienna and Austria generally are , I would absolutely be ranking White Stallion of Lipizza quite highly indeed as the author has clearly very much done her research

  2. Lois Bujold Lois Bujold says:

    I actually read the original 1964 first printing from my public library, which still hoards it I was reminded of its existence through a chat list conversation, and though I still remember vividly nearly all of Henry s other wonderful kids books from my horse mad childhood, I think I may have missed this one, published when I was in junior high It is still very fine, and I m glad to see it has been recently reprinted I cannot i

  3. Mikayla Mikayla says:

    I remember reading this in third grade and dreaming that one day I was going to own a White Stallion and for whatever reason name it marshmallow Because stallions should be named Marshmallow Growing up at that age I am 21 now, do the math yourself xd I was horse crazy and any of Marguerite Henry s books were a treat and so fun to read This one is no exception I loved it You are captivated with crisp visions and you fall into the

  4. Rena Sherwood Rena Sherwood says:

    Not one of Henry s best However, a bad Marguerite Henry book is still better than most children writer s best books There is not much of a plot, although it is partly based on the life of a real rider with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna Yes, Vienna is not in Spain but the style of riding and some of the original bloodstock for the Lipizzaner originated in Spain You may know Lipizzaner best from the Walt Disney film It s hard t

  5. Laura (Book Scrounger) Laura (Book Scrounger) says:

    4.5 starsI think this is now my second favorite Marguerite Henry story after King of the Wind I really enjoyed learningabout the Lipizzan horses, and following Hans, the protagonist, on his dream to become a Riding Master He demonstrates a sincerity and passion in his pursuit of knowledge and experience that is admirable and contagious.I also enjoyed reading this in a large format rather than a mass market paperback the numerous smal

  6. annapi annapi says:

    Hans Haupt is the son of a baker, and is fully expected to take over the family business in time But his passion is for horses, and his dream is to one day be a Riding Master and work with the magnificent Lipizzaners of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna Against the odds he gets a chance to pursue his ambition, and this story tells in exquisite detail all that he goes through in training.No one can tell a horse story like Marguerite H

  7. Cassidy Cassidy says:

    The White Stallion of Lipizza is a truly lovely book I read it second grade and I haven t forgotten it since It s a simple and charming yet deep story with everything a seven year old could possibly desire in a book gorgeous white horses, bakeries, adventure, family, and dreams with some challenges and loss thrown in to hold everything together This is a book every kid should get the chance to read.

  8. Nanci Nanci says:

    I loved this story so much as a child that I made sure to attend a performance of the Lipizzaners when I was in Vienna It accomplished what every children s book should, it opened a new interest in my young life The performance in Vienna is one of the most memorable moments in my life, thank you Marguerite Henry

  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    So far, I have loved every Marguerite Henry book I have ever found She is one author who wrote intelligently for young adults When I read her now, I do not wonder what I saw in her books I still enjoy them This book has some of the most beautiful of Wesley Dennis illustrations.

  10. Lydia Smith Lydia Smith says:

    It was very interesting because I didn t know anything about these famous Austrian horses But, Savannah thought some parts were a little boring She is not that into horses but if you had a kid who is into horses they d prob really love this story.

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