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 Author

Marguerite Henry was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the Wind; Misty of Chincoteague; and Stormy, Misty’s Foal, all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.

About The Illustrator

Wesley Dennis was best known for his illustrations in collaboration with author Marguerite Henry. They published sixteen books together.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (April 30, 1992)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689715624
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ R

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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

  • Sequoyah Children's Book Award (OK)

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