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Black Gold Paperback – Apr 30 1992
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Booklist "...a thoroughly satisfying horse story."
The National Horseman "Again, Marguerite Henry has given boys and girls a superb story about a heroic horse."
From the Publisher
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.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
In the beginning, Jaydee and Black Gold have two separate stories in the same book. In fact, Black Gold doesn't even come into the story until a few chapters in. His mother, U-see-it, wins her owner, and soon to be Black Gold's owner, purses that just grow and grow. Black Gold's soon to be jockey shows that he will never give up right in the beginning of the book. The ending has a horrid feel to it, but still Marguerite Henry, the auther will warm your heart in a way that is unforgettable.
Black Gold shares the message that you can never give up, no matter how hard the times are. When Black Gold is in serious pain, he doesn't give up. When Jaydee is put down, he doesn't give up, and when anyone has a challenge, they shouldn't give up either. They should overcome it with bravery and strength.
Black Gold really demonstrated every ounce of heart that he possessed. I think that he really put heart into winning the Derby. Nevertheless, he tried his best in the Salome Purse.
Black Gold really carries the trait of determanation. By just reading the part on how his leg snapped completely, and Black Gold continued to run with three legs, I was crying. It made me sad that more damage was being done and it made me joyful on how he demonstrated as much heart as he could. This reminds me of Charismatic.
My favorite words was when Black Gold crossed the wire, the caller cried my favorite words -- "He finished it! He finished it with three legs and a heart!" What a horse! was my thought.
I hope that you will read this book. It had excellent grammer and vocabulary. If you love horses and racehorses, and purest of heart I reccomend this book to you.
My only disappointment is with the other reviewers . . . please do not give away the ending of the book that you are reviewing. Most potential readers would rather find that out for themselves.
Black Gold is a delightful story for children and adults of all ages.
Most recent customer reviews
Fantastic! I couldn't put the incredible book down, Black Gold! It was so exciting, and yet so sad, so I got my part in mixed emotions. Read morePublished on April 20 2004
This is a tremendous story. I still remember it vividly after more than 20 years since I read it and look forward to reading it again. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003
This book was a very good book!!! I loved it! Once i started reading it, I just couldn't put it down! It was so good! I think that Marguerite Henry is a VERY good author! Read morePublished on June 14 2002
This book is all about a courageous horse named Black Gold. This was a very good but sad story. The boy is devoted to his horse and cares very much for Black Gold's health-even... Read morePublished on June 24 2000
This is the greatest Book ever! I must say I started crying at the end of the book. The book made you get so envolved in such a great book! Read morePublished on June 23 2000