A classic tale of the American plains and one boy's belief in a horse from Mary O'Hara.
Ken was entranced to watch Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness - she led the band.
Ken loves riding on the ranch in Wyoming. All he wants is a colt of his very own. Horses are the family's livelihood, and Dad can't afford to waste a valuable animal on a dreamer like Ken.
Will Ken ever get to own the horse of his dreams? A much-loved classic and firm favourite with horse lovers for over sixty years, My Friend Flicka belongs alongside National Velvet and Black Beauty as one of the classic horse books.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/11/2007
- Category: Animal stories
- ISBN: 9781405230308
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Review by Sorrel
This is a story that begins with a surfeit of commas – I wondered, as I read the first page, whether I would be able to make my way through a whole novel as liberally peppered with commas as this one seemed to be. Luckily I was able to move on before too long, and see the story despite their initially obscuring haze. This was not a standout story for me – It was ok. Some of it was better than ok, and some parts were rather off, such as the pseudopsychological analysis at the end.
Review by eliza.graham.180
I reread this again and still find it emotionally wrenching. The descriptions of the ranch and the animals and the mountains are ravishing.