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Assault: The Crippled Champion: The King Ranch Racehorse Kindle Edition

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Length: 80 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Age Level: 9 - 12
Grade Level: 4 - 7

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This title is suitable for children of ages 9 to 12 years. How would a small, stumbling colt with the tough name 'Assault' tell his own story of courage and victory? In this delightful true account of King Ranch's champion racehorse, Marjorie Parker involves her young readers in the life of the Texas Thoroughbred who ran on two hooves and a heart, becoming one of only 11 horses ever to capture the coveted Triple Crown. Along with electrifying racing, this story gives an inside look at life on the historic King Ranch and recaptures life in another era through the eyes of a noble horse who never gave up.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4218 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press (1 Sept. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,930,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x904220d8) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x90cb160c) out of 5 stars Charming Point Of View 5 Nov. 2005
By Secretariatgal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book well surprised me as it took the point of view straight to Assasult himself. Children will enjoy reading about this racehorse from his point of view really well. I only have a few complaints:

The book comes to an abrupt end when the last chapter, that was only about the Belmont stakes, goes straight to the epilogue. Assault won many other important races after the triple crown, not to mention that he raced until he was seven, due to his infertility. The book only tracks him as a three-year-old. Make that more exact, the triple crown. They were argueably Assault's greatest races, but his greatness well-exceeded the triple crown. I found the book to be sort of vague on Assault's connections, who were clearly important to Assault's success because they picked his races for him. There should have been a part that told of how Assault's fans loved or could relate to him better than all that was put in the book. And sometimes the point of view from the horse wasn't told like it was. Horses have different points of view from humans, true. And that made the book a little imteresting. But apart from that, sometimes horses lack the actual knowledge of what is really going on and what they think is. So sometimes you can get confused.

Other than those subtle flaws, this was a delightful book that is sure to entertain young readers early on about the wonders of Assault. If they still find him a superhorse when they get older, I'm sure they would also enjoy the real account of his story in the Thoroughbred Legends series.
HASH(0x903de624) out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Dec. 2014
By Marjo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great racing story about a legendary horse.
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