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Wonder horse : [the true story of the world's smartest horse]

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New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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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 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.

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General Note
Subtitle from cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
A fictionalized account of Bill "Doc" Key, a former slave who became a veterinarian, trained his horse, Jim Key, to recognize letters and numbers and to perform in skits around the country, and moved the nation toward a belief in treating animals humanely. Includes an author's note.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,MG,4.1,0.5.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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APA Citation (style guide)

McCully, E. A. (2010). Wonder horse: [the true story of the world's smartest horse]. New York: Henry Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCully, Emily Arnold. 2010. Wonder Horse: [the True Story of the World's Smartest Horse]. New York: Henry Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCully, Emily Arnold, Wonder Horse: [the True Story of the World's Smartest Horse]. New York: Henry Holt, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCully, Emily Arnold. Wonder Horse: [the True Story of the World's Smartest Horse]. New York: Henry Holt, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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