My Friend Flicka, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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:
  • Category: Animal stories
  • ISBN: 9781405230308

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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.

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I reread this again and still find it emotionally wrenching. The descriptions of the ranch and the animals and the mountains are ravishing.

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