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About The Book
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.
About The Illustrator
Wesley Dennis was best known for his illustrations in collaboration with author Marguerite Henry. They published sixteen books together.
- Publisher: Aladdin (April 30, 1992)
- Length: 176 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689715624
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
- Fountas & Pinnell™ R These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System
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Raves and Reviews
Booklist "...a thoroughly satisfying horse story."
The National Horseman "Again, Marguerite Henry has given boys and girls a superb story about a heroic horse."
Awards and Honors
- Children's Sequoyah Book Award (OK)
Resources and Downloads
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