Justin Morgan Had a Horse

  • by Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by John McDonough
  • 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the early years of our country, a poor school teacher, Justin Morgan, receives a horse and her tiny colt in payment for some work. He wishes he had been given money instead. Hoping that he might sell both horses for a fair price, he asks his student, Joel, to break in the colt. To his surprise, young Joel soon discovers that this small, brown creature has special abilities: "Bub" can pull more than a team of oxen, and he can run faster than a racehorse. But while the sturdy little runt wins contest after contest, all Joel wants is to save enough money to buy the beloved "Bub."Justin Morgan Had a Horse is the story of the love between a young boy and a very special horse. A classic of children's literature, it also traces the history of one of the most famous breeds of American horses - the Morgan. Marguerite Henry has earned enduring popularity for her children's books, which include Misty of Chincoteague, also a Newbery Honor book.


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A Loved Classic

Our family has loved Justin Morgan for years. Horse lover and friend alike will laugh and feel their hearts throb with the gritty pluck of the first of the prized Morgan Horses in this well spun tale. A great reader brings the Early American characters to life with picturesque inflections.
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- E.


I loved the story completely it was the best I was the best I have heard for a long time.
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- Leanne Smee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books