The Red PonyBook
Traces a boy's journey into manhood after his father gives him a pony to train and care for
Blackwell North Amer
Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly anticipating the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle. But when Gabilan falls ill, Jody discovers there are still lessons he must learn about the ways of nature and, particularly, the ways of man.
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The Red Pony is a rather short classic by John Steinbeck that is about a boy, Jody and his first horse, a red pony named Gabilan. But the story is so much more than that...it deals with loss, old men (someone who use to live where the house stands and the grandfather), his parents, how the boy grows up...a good turning of age story.
Jody is a young boy growing up with his parents and the hired hand on a ranch in California. While caring for horses, he learns about life and death, nature, and loss.
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