Everything you need to understand or teach King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry.
King of the Wind is a well-researched historical novel that tells the story of the Godolphin Arabian, whose qualities of beauty, swiftness, and stamina are present in most modern-day thoroughbred racehorses. The book is beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis, with whom the author collaborated closely.
While there is an obvious appeal to the horse lover, even the reader not particularly interested in horses will be drawn to the tale of the Moroccan slave boy Agba, who experiences several adventures—some life-threatening—with the horse he tends, until the two finally reach the Earl of Godolphin's spacious estate.
More than a standard horse tale, this is an exciting story with a fast-paced plot and vivid descriptions. Agba, a seemingly powerless character because of his slave status, muteness, and small physical stature, overcomes his limitations and is able to operate within the realm of his powerful masters, such as...
King of the Wind Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: