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					                      WONDER HORSE
                  Written and Illustrated By
                  EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY

Synopsis:
Jim Key was a crippled colt who was loved and educated by freed slave
Doc Bill Key. His intelligence was recognized by “Doc” and was trained to
recognize the alphabet, primary colors and could even do some math.
They traveled together demonstrating to everyone that kindness must be
extended to animals as well as people.

Suggested Reading Date:
Your local humane society will have specific events for your community.
Check with them about celebration dates to tie-in the reading of this book.

Activity Description:
*Sponsor a food and pet supply collection for your local humane society.

*Print activities you can select appropriate for each grade level at
http://www.printactivities.com/Theme-Printables/Horse-Printables.html

*FOR 3RD GRADE in particular, dust off some oldies but goodies and get
kids interested in chapter books about horses written by Walter Farley.
This web site by his son, Tim Farley, gives background on the author.
Many of his books are Lexiled at the 600 to 900 range.
http://theblackstallion.com/web/author/


Related Websites:
http://www.beautifuljimkey.com/heroes.htm
This is a web site rich in the history about Doc and Jim Key. It was,
however, created by another author, Mim E. Rivas who has written about
these same characters.
http://bridlepath.wordpress.com/2007/01/28/equine-prodigies
Interesting article about “Equine Progidies”, Jim is not the only one…

http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/jimkey
This web site contains records of primary source materials about the
extraordinary, and successful story of Doc and Jim Key.

http://horseandman.com/horse-stories/the-beautiful-jim- key-2/
Great, clear cut overview of the man and the horse.

http://www.emilyarnoldmccully.com/index.html
Author’s website. Love the home page!!

Created By: Dawn Smith
Find the horse breed words from the bottom in the horse word search grid. The words can be forwards or backwards,
vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. Circle each letter separately, but keep in mind that letters in each horse breed may
be used in more than one word. When the horse word search puzzle is complete, read the remaining letters left to
right, top to bottom, to learn an interesting horse fact.


                 Horse Breeds Word Search Puzzle
     D      A       B      Y       S       S       I      N       I      A       N       C      L       Y      D

     E      S       R      O       H       R      E       T       R      A       U      Q       E       S      D

     R      T       A      N       L       E      H       O       R      R       S       E      S       A      R

     B      U       E       I      A       S      O       O       L      A       P       P      A       A      Y

     E      R       B      M       B       R      O       W       N      B       A       N      D       C      N

     L       I      U      O       W       H       I      T       E       I      L       A      M       E      O

     D      A       C      L       Y       D      E       S       D      A       L       E       I      T       P

     D      N       K      A       N       R      G       E       B      N       M       A      N       Z      D

     A      R       S       P      O       C      A       R       T      H       U       S       I      A      N

     S      R       K      E       P       T      L       C       H      E       S       S      A       T      A

     E      D       I      A       S       L      N       S       O      E       T       X      T       T       L

     R      E       N      B       E       L      G       I       A      N       A      M       U       E       T

    H        I      G      H       L       A      N       D       P      O       N       Y      R       L       E

     Y      S       T      N       A       I      P       S       A      C       G       R      E       O      H

     N      G       E      L       D       E      R       L       A      N       D       E      R       G       S




                                 ABYSSINIAN                     DALES PONY
                                 APPALOOSA                      GELDERLANDER
                                 ARABIAN                        HIGHLAND PONY
                               ASTURIAN            MINIATURE
                               AZTECA              MUSTANG
                               BELGIAN             PALOMINO
                               BUCKSKIN            PINTO
                               CARTHUSIAN          QUARTER HORSE
                               CASPIAN             SADDLEBRED
                               CLYDESDALE          SHETLAND PONY
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