Man O'war: Best Racehorse Ever (Step Into Reading)

Summary:

Man O'War was a great racehorse, but do you know what happened to him after the races? This book tells of the horses life before, during and after racing.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This easy reader will engage all new readers, boys and girls alike.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

I picked this story because of the reading level and the opportunity for my daughter to practice her reading. She talked about this story for days! She enjoyed how the horse was so good and really liked that anyone could go visit where he is buried in Kentucky.

Parent Reaction

I enjoyed this history of Man O'War. It was interesting and kept my attention the whole time, which is not always easy with an easy reader. I never imagined she would like it as much as she did but it was written so well and had a personal touch to it.

Type of Book:
This is an easy-reader nonfiction book about a famous racehorse.
Educational Themes:

Although this is the story of Man O'War, there are ancillary topics that will interest readers, from caring for horses, horse racing, and life after racing.

Reading Level:
2.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read by a 5-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is an interesting book, well worth the read, but your child will outgrow it. If you have a horse lover, you might consider buying it, as it will be read a lot.

Title Man O'War: Best Racehorse Ever
About

Step Into Reading, Step 3

Author Jennifer Guess McKerley
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers © 2005
Illustrators Terry Widener
ISBN 0375931643
Material Hard Cover
Genres Easy Reader, Animal (Nonfiction), Biography
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