Gaudenzia, Pride of the Palio

Illustrated by Lynd Ward
LIST PRICE $5.99
About The Book

An idealistic young man trains a workhorse to race in this triumphant story from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry, back in print by popular demand.

The Palio horse race is held in Siena, Italy, each year and dates back to medieval times. Giorgio Terni is an idealistic young man who dreams of becoming a horse trainer and riding in the Palio. He forges a relationship with a beautiful horse named Gaudenzia. No one else believes that the mare will ever be more than a workhorse, but Giorgio senses something in the horse, and he’s determined to teach her to trust people again—and to prepare her to race.

This cherished story from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations with gorgeous new cover art.

About The Author

Marguerite Henry was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the Wind, Misty of Chincoteague, and Stormy: Misty’s Foal, all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Aladdin (July 2014)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481403993
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 820L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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