Children's Hardcover Book, White Stallion of Lipizza, Marguerite Henry, First Edition, Horse Story, Historical Fiction, Illustrated
A wonderful children's hardcover book called White Stallion of Lipizza by Marguerite Henry. This is a first edition/first printing.
The magnificent Lipizzaner stallions of Vienna come to life as never before in this exciting story by award-winning author, Marguerite Henry. A young boy named Hans dreams of one day working with the famed stallions of Lipizza. But coming from a family of bakers, Hans is discouraged from ever becoming a rider. That is, until the day he is invited to watch the extraordinary Ballet of Lipizzaners -- from the Imperial Box! -- and his life is changed forever. Marguerite Henry artfully weaves authentic details about the skillful training of both horse and rider, as she unfolds the story of Hans and his beloved Lipizzan stallion, Borina. The brilliance of Hans's dazzling public performances and his devotion to the art of classical riding make this story uniquely rich in history and horsemanship -- a story to be treasured by horse lovers of all ages.
Marguerite Henry (1902 – 1997) was an American writer of children's books, writing fifty-nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals. She won the Newbery Medal for one of her books about horses and she was a runner-up for two others. One of the latter, Misty of Chincoteague (1947), was the basis for several sequels and for the 1961 movie Misty.
11¼ inches in length
9¼ inches in width
Published by Rand McNally and Company -- 1964 -- First Edition -- First Printing
This book is in very good condition. Binding is tight. The book's covers have some wear to the corners and spine.
The dust cover is in poor condition with a large tear on the front that has been taped. There are also small tears along the edges.
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