An idealistic young man trains a workhorse to race in this classic horse story from Newbery Award winning author Marguerite Henry, now available in a collectible hardcover gift edition.
Each year since medieval times, the Palio horse race is held in Siena, Italy. Giorgio Terni is a starry-eyed young man who dreams of becoming a horse trainer and riding in the Palio.
Giorgio forges a relationship with a beautiful mare named Gaudenzia, and no one believes she will ever be anything more than a workhorse. But, Giorgio senses something great in her, and he s determined to teach the mare to trust people again and to become a winning racehorse.
This classic equestrian tale from Newbery Award winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations in a gorgeous collectible hardcover edition.”