Everything you need to understand or teach Smoky the Cow Horse by Will James (Joseph-Ernest-Nephati Dufault).
Smoky the Cow Horse was one of the earliest winners of the Newbery Medal.
It garnered the high praise of the National Education Association, the New York Times Book Review, and the New York Herald Tribune, and it has long been a popular book among both adults and younger readers.
The novel tells an absorbing and sometimes gently humorous story about a believable horse who lives an exciting life in cowboy country. James captures the flavor of cowboy speech patterns as he relates Smoky's exciting adventures.
The novel's emotional appeal derives from Smoky's special relationship with the cowboy Clint, the only person Smoky allows to ride him.