A classic tale of the American plains and one boy's belief in a horse from Mary O'Hara.
Ken was entranced to watch Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness - she led the band. Ken loves riding on the ranch in Wyoming. All he wants is a colt of his very own. Horses are the family's livelihood, and Dad can't afford to waste a valuable animal on a dreamer like Ken. Will Ken ever get to own the horse of his dreams?
A much-loved classic and firm favourite with horse lovers for over sixty years, My Friend Flicka belongs alongside National Velvet and Black Beauty as one of the classic horse books.
Mary O'Hara Alsop was born on July 10, 1885, in New Jersey and she grew up in New York. In 1905 she married Kent Kane Parrot and moved to California where she became a screenwriter during the silent film era. Her second marriage to Helge Sture-Vasa, in 1922, brought her to Wyoming, and there she wrote the three classics about the range country under the name of Mary O'Hara: My Friend Flicka (1941), Thunderhead (1943) and Green Grass of Wyoming (1946). These books have all been made into movies, and My Friend Flicka has been published in several languages. Mary O'Hara wrote six other books and also composed music for the piano.