Literature Unit Study Ideas for King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

A few years ago, we discovered an awesome book during our countries and cultures study, and it's a book that will become a favorite of horse lovers. King of the Wind: The Story of Godolphin Arabian is by Marguerite Henry, an author of many, many horse books that each focus on different horse breeds. Here are some ideas for using this book as a unit study.

This post is part of a series- 31 Days of Literature Unit Studies, and you can find links to all of the literature unit studies I posted here. You can get this literature unit study as well as 44 others and lots of great literature unit study resources here in my free ebook The Ultimate Book of Unit Studies for Literature Lovers.


Unit Study for King of the Wind

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About the book...

King of the Wind begins in England at a horse race. The famous Man O' War is a Thoroughbred who is destined to win it all. When his owner decides to quit racing early, he's questioned by the race fans. In response he tells the story of the Godolphin Arabian, the ancestor to the modern Thoroughbred horse.

In Morocco, Agba is a stable boy in the Sultan's stables. He cares for his favorite mare who dies after giving birth to a foal. The foal is named Sham, and the head stableman predicts he'll die without the care of his mother. Agba, a mute, orphan boy, is determined that this will not happen. He cares for the  foal who ends up surviving.

Agba and Sham have many adventures that carry them through Paris and eventually into England. Throughout it all, Agba is determined to care for Sham. Despite peril and struggles, Sham lives to become the ancestor of the Godolphin Arabian line of horses.

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You can get this literature unit study as well as 44 others and lots of great literature unit study resources here in my free ebook The Ultimate Book of Unit Studies for Literature Lovers.





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