[↠ Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse || ↠ PDF Download by Ô Emily Arnold McCully] #2020


  • Title: Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse
  • Author: Emily Arnold McCully
  • ISBN: 9780805087932
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse By Emily Arnold McCully In the late 1800s, former slave and veterinarian Bill Doc Key realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse Believing in the power of kindness and patience, Doc taught Jim to spell, recognize the primary colors, and even make change from a cash register Performing in shows across the country, Jim stunned audiences with his incredible skills But when someIn the late 1800s, former slave and veterinarian Bill Doc Key realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse Believing in the power of kindness and patience, Doc taught Jim to spell, recognize the primary colors, and even make change from a cash register Performing in shows across the country, Jim stunned audiences with his incredible skills But when some people called Jim a fake, Doc set out to prove them wrong and to show the world that, thanks to the power of kindness and patience, Jim was truly a wonder horse.Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully s account of this fascinating, true story comes alive in her striking illustrations.Wonder Horse is a 2011 Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Year.
    Emily Arnold McCully
    Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire The illustrator of than 40 books for young readers, she divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City.

    Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse By Emily Arnold McCully

    Commentaires:

    Lisa Vegan
    This is an outstanding book story and pictures and note photo in the back about an ex slave veterinarian who believed in and taught kindness to animals A horse he raised from its birth, he taught it to recognize the letters of the alphabet, colors, and do other remarkable things, all through patience and love I thought I d heard of this horse, but it was actually another horse mentioned in the author s note I d heard of, and always thought the man was a charlatan But Bill and Jim were a team, an [...]

    Kathryn
    4.5 STARSEven during his childhood, as a slave in 1830s Tennessee, Bill Key loved animals and had a special talent for understanding them and, often, curing them When he grew up and slaves were freed, he became a veterinarian, and would often speak with people about the treatment of animals He noted that horses, especially, were often mistreated, whipped or beaten in order to perform better, but he urged kindness, compassion, and understanding So heartbreaking to imagine that he would have such [...]

    Peacegal
    Wonder Horse is a wonderful story about kindness and the power of compassion In the 1800s, Bill Doc Key, a veterinarian and former slave, teaches an orphaned colt, Jim, to perform amazing mental feats such as recognizing letters and colors The humane education element on behalf of both humans and animals is outstanding, especially considering the time period in which the book is set As the text notes, few people at the time cared about animals or believed they had feelings Some animal advocates [...]

    Jim
    This could have been such a great book, but reading the author s note we find the story was greatly exaggerated Doc invited a team of professors from Harvard to examine Jim Key and decide if he was really educated The professors agreed You must wait outside while we examine Jim, they told Doc They led Jim inside and shut the door Doc waited patiently A crowd gathered Hours later, the door opened The professors announced their findings It is not a hoax Jim answered all out questions He can read, [...]

    Dolly
    This is a very entertaining story about a man who loved animals and taught others to use kindness, not whips to train them He worked tirelessly with a horse named Jim Key and taught him to write, count, and make change from a cash register Whether the horse actually learned these concepts or merely mastered numerous tricks is not conclusive, but the kindness and patience with which Bill treated his animals certainly reaped great rewards The illustrations are terrific and we loved that the story [...]

    Kelly
    Wonder Horse is a nominee for the 2012 13 South Carolina Picture Book Award.This book is a great story to share with students about showing kindness to animals and, of course, since it revolves around a horse, my students will be lining up to check it out Wonder Horse is about Doc Key, a former slave, who went on to become a well respected veterinarian Unlike so many others during that time, he preached about being kind to animals, and he definitely practiced what he preached.Jim Key was a very [...]

    Barb
    I don t know where I came across this book, I think it might have been when I was looking for a wholesome movie for family night and was researching Secretariat I think it must have popped up in the other people also looked at window on the web page Anyway it s time for the summer reading program so I borrowed this with a healthy arm load of other books I highly recomemnd this book to animal lovers of all ages It s a sweet heart warming story about Bill Key and his clever horse Jim Key who knew [...]

    babyhippoface
    Straightforward account of the achievements of Jim Key, called The World s Smartest Horse Jim was born with crippled legs but managed to overcome his handicap and learn to walk and trot When Doc Key, the successful African American veterinarian who owned Jim, saw the horse s determination, he began a grand experiment could this intelligent horse learn to read With time, perserverance, and kindness, Doc was able to teach Jim to recognize primary colors and the letters of the alphabet, and to add [...]

    Eva Leger
    This is a really great story and it s a great teaching story as well I learned than one thing from the story myself and it opened up an intense conversation with my daughter about the shameful period in history where this country was inhabited by slave and slave owners Julia, at only 5 years old, was completely and utterly horrifed We had a long talk about it and I think she understands as much as someone her age can understand this The story is extra special in so many ways That Doc Key was a [...]

    Luann
    This is a slightly fictionalized biography of Bill Key, a man who was born a slave in 1833 and became a veterinarian He believed in treating animals with kindness and tried to teach others that animals have feelings and it is wrong to make them suffer This is also the story of Jim Key, Doc Key s horse, who he trained to spell, count, do math, identify colors, and make change from a cash register This seems like a fantastic, made up story, but the author s note which includes a photograph of Doc [...]

    Caroline
    Interesting story about a former slave who took care of a crippled colt and eventually taught the horse to perform many tricks to show its intelligence, like answering questions, doing math, and so on Doc Key the human taught the horse through gentleness and kindness, in an era when that wasn t the normal way to view animals He also was a black man who lived through slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and post Reconstruction A lot of interesting wider themes, but at its base its a fun animal [...]

    Vibiana Cruz
    To me this is by far one of my favorite picture book The author really made it entertaining but educational at the same time It shows how important it is to take care of horses and to treat them almost like humans because they have feelings too I recommend this book to elemantary kids and older who love horses.

    ClaudiaFett
    Delightful story about an intelligent horse named Jim who is lame from birth Jim tries so hard to prove himself, that his owner Bill Doc Key, takes him on the road Doc, a veterinarian, believes that animals should be treated with kindness and patience Is is amazing to learn about Jim and his relationship with Doc.

    Kathy
    People and animals can amaze us We just have to believe in their worth, always Truly an amazing man and an amazing horse in this book based on a actual events.

    MFS
    Remarkable story of a horse who learned to recognize by sight and sound letters and numbers and, if you believe the witnesses who included Harvard professors, conduct arithmetic The story of his trainer is equally remarkable a man born into slavery in 1833 who became a veterinarian, inventor, and horse trainer of immense wealth All this while living through the humiliation of the KKK and Jim Crow.

    Kelly Delph
    Based on a true story, of a horse who toured with a black vet in the 19th century The vet trained the horse and they both lived happily ever after.

    Julia
    An entertaining picture book about a little known bit of history The true story of former slave Bill Doc Key who taught Jim the Wonder Horse to recognize letter of the alphabet, colors, math The two travelled throughout the United States astounding audiences While it seems far fetched, the story of a former slave becoming a successful showman is a historically valid whether one believes a horse can read or not.

    Margo Tanenbaum
    Kids love animal stories, and they are sure to be amazed by Caldecott winning author illustrator Emily Arnold McCully s newest picture book about Jim Key, a 19th century horse who astonished audiences with his incredible talents.This enchanting book is not just an animal story, however it is also a story about slavery, the power of kindness and patience, and overcoming prejudice Jim s owner, Bill Key, was born a slave in 1833 McCully s heartwarming water color illustrations portray the child Bil [...]

    Heidi
    What a great story And it s true

    Barbara
    Those of us who spend our days with animals remain convinced that our animal companions have intelligence and can learn to communicate While others might pooh pooh that notion, this picture book offers some possible evidence to support it The story of the two characters, a man and a horse, cannot be separated, and the author makes it clear how ahead of his time Bill Doc Key was in his treatment of animals Unlike others of that time period, he was convinced that treating them with kindness and co [...]

    Danielle Witter
    I think this is a good book because it shows that not all animals are dumb.Summary This book is about a former slave and veterinarian, Bill Doc Key He always wanted a horse and when he saw that the circus had a horse, he gladly bought it He set up his horse with a champion horse in hopes to have a nice strong foal When the foal was born it could barely stand, let alone run But then Doc realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse Doc believed in the power of kindness and patience and w [...]

    Shelli
    Bill Doc Key, a former slave now veterinarian, believed in the power of patience and kindness when dealing with animals He went on to gain financial success with a tonic that could be used on both people and animals to treat colic, lameness, cramps headaches When he was ready to retire he purchased a horse that he hoped would become a racer Unfortunately, that plan didn t work out well for him but another exciting opportunity did Working with the colt of his purchased horse, Jim Key, Doc traine [...]

    Janna
    Who 1st thru 5th gradeI thought I would love this book and it would be right up there with the likes of Two Bobbies , Nubs and Little Pink Pup but even the the story idea is amazing and inspiring for some reason I didn t care for the book all that much.This is based on a true story about a former slave who has a way with animals After the horse he purchases from a circus dies he works hard with the baby foal to educate the animal by training it to recognize numbers, letters and colors Then he to [...]

    Julie Williams
    Bill Key was born a slave and always had a way with animals After the Civil War he became a veterinarian and tried to spread the word that treating animals with kindness was better than cruelty He once bought an Arabian mare named Lauretta Unfortunately, Lauretta died while giving birth to a foal, Jim, who had twisted legs Although others might have given up on Jim, Bill did not In fact, he taught Jim to recognize letters, colors, and even do math People were astounded and some were skeptical Bi [...]

    Nick
    This is a slightly fictionalized story of a real man and a real horse Kids who like animals are going to enjoy this story, but younger ones may ask a lot of questions about slavery and other issues raised within the story.The story itself, of a horse learning both tricks and actual recognition of letters, colors and numbers, is itself a lot of fun The illustrations make it something special The story of both man and horse devoting themselves to the Humane Society movement was also very interesti [...]

    Elizabeth S
    This is a great story, both for learning the importance of treating animals with kindness, but also helping readers learn about a successful African American whose life spanned years both before and after the Civil War Makes me interested in learning about him.I really appreciate the recent trend in based on a true story picture books where the book has a page at the end giving some details of the historical portion It helps me enjoy the book when I know what historical and what is fudged a li [...]

    Liz
    3.5 actuallyI found it interesting in looking for this title that there were so many books with wonder horse in the title, yet only this one seemed to be about Jim Key, the horse who could add, subtract and identify colors Part of the premise was that this horse was trained with kindness Of course animal lovers appreciate that message being shared I did think that an important aspect to explore was how his owner, Bill Doc Key, who was born a slave, went on to become a vet in the late 1800 s A tr [...]

    W.H. Beck
    n the late 1800s, former slave and veterinarian Bill Doc Key realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse Believing in the power of kindness and patience, Doc taught Jim to spell, recognize the primary colors, and even make change from a cash register Performing in shows across the country, Jim stunned audiences with his incredible skills But when some people called Jim a fake, Doc set out to prove them wrong and to show the world that, thanks to the power of kindness and patience, Jim [...]

    Erin
    A really amazing story about a piece of history I knew nothing about McCully does a great job of simplifying the story and making it accessible The historical note in the back provides a little information and notes how remarkable it was that Doc Key was able to do what he did considering the time frame It s incredibly sad to think that as a society we haven t gotten too much better about cruelty to animals.

    Deb Gaby
    Kathryn Krull chronicles the story of Bill Key who was born into slavery in 1833 and his horse, Jim Key Even though suffering racial discrimination and humiliation Bill educated Jim to perform in shows He used kindness to educate his horse The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animas eventually teamed up with Bill and Jim Key to spread the message, Treat Animals with Kindness Interesting biography of both Bill Key and his horse.

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