Skip to content

Wonder Horse

[the True Story Of The World's Smartest Horse]

By Emily Arnold McCully

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.

Format

Book

Availability

4 available at Main (Downtown)
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
1 available at Blythewood
  • P McCully, Picture Book
2 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
1 available at North Main
  • P McCully, Picture Book
2 available at Northeast
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
2 available at Sandhills
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
2 available at Southeast
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
2 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • P McCully, Picture Book
  • P McCully, Picture Book
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • P McCully, Picture Book

Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780805087932


Format: Book
Author: McCully, Emily Arnold
Summary: 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.
Title: Wonder horse : [the true story of the world's smartest horse] / Emily Arnold McCully.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
Subject: Key, Bill, 1833-1909 -- Juvenile fiction. Horses -- Training -- Juvenile fiction. African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 9780805087932 (reinforced) 0805087931 (reinforced)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 17
System Items Total: 20
Call Number: P McCully
Oclc: 310224869
Upc:
Bib Id: 343383

Format: Book
Author: McCully, Emily Arnold
Summary: 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.
Title: Wonder horse : [the true story of the world's smartest horse] / Emily Arnold McCully.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Key, Bill, 1833-1909 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Horses -- Training -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Notes: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 4.1 0.5
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
LCCN: 2009006208
ISBN: 9780805087932 (reinforced)
ISBN: 0805087931 (reinforced)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 17
Total Copies: 20
Call Number: P McCully