This beloved story of a slave boy named Agba and the horse that was assigned his care, who he called Sham, tells the tale of one of the founding sires of the thoroughbred horse, the Godolphin Arabian. The Sultan of Morocco sends Agba and Sham along with 5 other slave boys and their horses to France as gift to Louis XV, but the French are not impressed and Agba & Sham have many trials and tribulations before it is discovered that Sham does, indeed, have the rich racing gene that gives speed and endurance to the modern-day thoroughbred racehorse. An instant classic written in 1948 by Marguerite Henry and illustrated by Wesley Dennis, this book is in excellent condition with one note: there is some pencil scribbles on the back inside cover page and the original dust cover is missing. Published by Rand McNally, and marked edition of 1948. Hardcover with 173 pages.
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