One of the most affecting -- and believable- boy and horse stories we have seen for some time,- this story about a race...

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LITTLE VIC

One of the most affecting -- and believable- boy and horse stories we have seen for some time,- this story about a race horse and the boy who loved him more than anything in this world. Jonathan ""Pony"" Rivers, orphaned son of a jockey, knew he was seeing the most wonderful thing anyone could see when he first saw the brand new colt, sired by Victory, son of Man-'o-War, in the stables where he worked. But horses like Little Vic never belong to stable boys and it is only after several years of hard knocks, different jobs, and a few lucky breaks that Pony is finally able to ride Little Vic to a long-belated triumph. Also distinguishing this book is a mature, understated handling of the heartbreaks Pony must suffer because he is colored, and also the intense pleasure both Pony and a prejudiced horse-man receive by clasping hands over the artificial bridge of traditional racial distrust.

Pub Date: Oct. 8, 1951

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1951