My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara

My Friend Flicka

Written by Mary O'Hara

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This is a classic tale of the American plains and one boy's belief in a horse. He watches, entranced by Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness. But can Ken tame Flicka, the proud and spirited foal, and prove those around him wrong?

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Dreamy unsuccessful Ken longs for a colt of his own - but his father, a Wyoming rancher, is adamant. So Ken befriends a mare. Flicka. links his life to hers and when he believes she has been shot, his interest in living ebbs. The first of three classic animal stories that pull at the heartstrings.

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My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara

Ken loves riding on the ranch in Wyoming. All he wants is a colt of his very own. Horses are the family's livelihood and Dad can't afford to waste a valuable animal on a dreamer like Ken. That is, until he's given one that no one thinks is any good.


‘Sixty years have elapsed since I first read it and it remains fresh, relevant and wholly absorbing. This is a book for any boy or girl longing for a horse of their own’ - Sonia Benster, Huddersfield Children’s Bookshop

About the Author

Mary O'Hara Alsop was born on July 10, 1885, in New Jersey and she grew up in New York. In 1905 she married Kent Kane Parrot and moved to California where she became a screenwriter during the silent film era. Her second marriage to Helge Sture-Vasa, in 1922, brought her to Wyoming, and there she wrote the three classics about the range country under the name of Mary O'Hara: My Friend Flicka (1941), Thunderhead (1943) and Green Grass of Wyoming (1946). These books have all been made into movies and My Friend Flicka has been published in several languages. Mary O'Hara wrote six other books and also composed music for the piano.

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th November 2007




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