Reading Black Gold –

Black Gold No one thinks much of Black Gold because he is so small But Jaydee sees something special in his eyes He knows Black Gold would be great if he was his rider Finally, Jaydee gets his wish And Black Gold grows strong and fast under his careful hands Soon it would be time for the most important race in America Did they really have what it takes to win Black Gold s inspirational story proves that the power of love and dedication can make any dream come true Set against the thrilling and colorful world of Thoroughbred horses, Black Gold is the true story of this legendary horse and his determined young jockey

10 thoughts on “Black Gold

  1. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    If I were to consider Marguerite Henry s Black Gold simply as a story in and of itself, I would probably be rating it with a lower than average three star rating actuallytwo and a half stars It is generally well enough written and engagingly recounted, but with a tragic and for me likely preventable ending that TOTALLY infuriates and frustrates me, for it isthan obvious that Black Gold should NOT have been raced or even trained again as a Th

  2. Lori Lori says:

    Based on a true story, this book follows a boy s dream of being the jockey to ride a small, overlooked horse that he knows to be a champion.In general, Henry s books, which are typically horse related, are great for early readers.

  3. Samantha Samantha says:

    All of Marguerite Henry s books are amazing, but this one has a special place in my heart This is the first tragic animal tale I ever read I cried for days I couldn t believe the hero could have a unhappy ending As an adolescent girl, it was delightful

  4. Rena Sherwood Rena Sherwood says:

    Very weird and tragic children s story based on the life and death of the 1924 Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold It s surprises me how many children s books now thought of as classics had a lot of death and or violence in them One of the murkier of Henry s books where it raisesquestions in the reader than it answers For example, that Black Gold was infertile was only hinted at, since you could talk about death but not sperm count in kids books i

  5. Gale Gale says:

    THE SIZE OF THE HEART IN THE HORSEInspired by a true story, Marguerite Henry continues her literary tradition of showcasing a love of horse and mule flesh for youngadult readers Unlike the homespun crises in MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUEthis story takes readers into the harsh world of professional horse racing, with its stark risks and grim realities Set in Okalahoma, then in Kentucky in the 1920 s this story relates the birth and racing career of a tho

  6. Jeff Jeff says:

    This is a chapter book about a horse named Black Gold The horse is seen by many as being too small to race A young rider named Jaydee thinks the horse has what it takes to win horse races The story ends with Black Gold breaking its leg during the final stretch of a race and has to be put to sleep This book was written in 1957 for eight to twelve year old children There are several small illustrations that appear to be done in pencil I did not fin

  7. Anne Osterlund Anne Osterlund says:

    Black Gold is the center of two dreams The dream of Al Hoots, who risked much on a mare named U see it then lost the chance to race her and set out to breed a Kentucky Derby champion And the dream of Jaydee Mooney, a young boy destined to become a jockey and determined to ride one very special horse Black Gold is now one of my favorite Marguerite Henry books The story seemssolidly based on fact than many of her other novels And the horse is truly

  8. Cindy Cindy says:

    This is probably my favorite of Marguerite Henry s books, partly because Black Gold was real, and at the time I read all her horse books, I was an elementary school girl who loved horsesthan just about anything

  9. Megan Lane Megan Lane says:

    Agh, this was way sadder than expected But I loved it all I feel like everything ended up the way it should, even if it wasn t how I wanted it I ve always loved Marguerite Henry s books and this is no exception.

  10. Emily Emily says:

    Horse is born.Horse races.Horse dies.The end I was mad after reading this book at eleven or twelve years old See my review of San Domingo for my opinion of this author s books.

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