My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara

My Friend Flicka

Written by Mary O'Hara

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Set amidst the tough Wyoming ranchlands, this coming of age novel is the perfect gift for horse lovers of all ages. When Ken is given a horse of his own, he thinks his dreams have come true. But Flicka is a proud and spirited foal - and everyone says she's no good. Can Ken tame his wild horse and earn her friendship? This classic story is loved on both sides of the Atlantic: it was made into a major motion picture in 1949 and later adapated into a TV series by 20th Century Fox.

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

'You'll train her and she'll train you. I want you to make a good pony out of her. I want her to make a man out of you.'

This is a classic tale of the American plains - of a misunderstood teenager, a demanding father and a very special horse. Ken was entranced to watch Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness - she led the band. Ken loves riding on the ranch in Wyoming. All he wants is a colt of his very own. But Horses are the family's livelihood, and Dad can't afford to waste a valuable animal on a dreamer like Ken. Will Ken ever get to own the horse of his dreams?

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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432 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

26th September 2013




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