White Stallion of Lipizza

By Marguerite Henry

The extraordinary Lipizzan stallions of Vienna come to lifestyles as by no means prior to during this fascinating tale from Newbery Award–winning writer Marguerite Henry, again in print by means of well known demand.

A younger boy named Hans desires of 1 day operating with the famed stallions of Lipizza. yet coming from a kin of bakers, Hans is discouraged from ever changing into a rider. that's, until eventually the day he's invited to observe the intense Ballet of Lipizzaners—from the Imperial Box!—and his existence is modified forever.

Marguerite Henry artfully contains genuine information about the skillful education of either horse and rider as she weaves the tale of Hans and his cherished Lipizzan stallion, Borina. The brilliance of Hans’s remarkable public performances and his devotion to the artwork of classical using make this tale uniquely wealthy in background and horsemanship—a story to be precious through horse fanatics of all ages.

This cherished tale from Newbery Award–winning writer Marguerite Henry beneficial properties the unique textual content and illustrations with beautiful new hide artwork.

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Jacques! Come! ” Jacques approximately fell down the steps in his haste, and his grandmother was once no longer some distance at the back of. “Look! ” He held out the letter for them to learn, to proportion in his glory. later on he raced to the library. Who else yet Fräulein Morgen may still write the letter of advice? bankruptcy sixteen BORINA’S CUE whilst Hans and Borina began on their operatic profession, it used to be as typical as streams flowing jointly on their strategy to the ocean. They shaped an instantaneous partnership. Borina in fact used to be senior associate, for he was once a lot the older, yet they either acted like a couple of boys off on a vacation. And certainly they have been. Hans was once graduated and out of faculty, and Borina was once excused from morning classes at the moment. So the realm used to be all clean and new for either one of them. Proudly that first morning Hans led his snow-white cost down the Josefsplatz, prior the library, and to the Opera residence. He felt they have been in an international except traditional voters going approximately their usual tasks. He wouldn’t were stunned in the slightest degree if anyone observed a golden halo above them as they marched down the cobbled sq. and round to the level front of the Opera condo. Herr Direktor greeted them enthusiastically. “Good morning! you're Hans Haupt? ” “Yes, sir. ” “And your stallion—I overlook how he's known as. i believe of him purely because the nice courbetteur. ” Hans overjoyed to the phrases “your stallion. ” “His identify is Borina, sir. ” “On this system we'll print his complete identify. you are going to conscientiously spell it out for me. ” The Direktor produced a pc from his pocket. He licked the purpose of his pencil, ready. “M-a-e-s-t-o-s-o B-o-r-i-n-a. ” In a flourishing hand the Direktor wrote down the identify. “Now then, pay attention sharply. Borina performs in a single scene in simple terms, however it is the grand climax of the full opera. ” Hans’s eyes opened in astonishment. “The grand climax? ” The Herr Direktor nodded and resumed. “Riding Borina, Madame Jeritza enters the woodland scene simply in time to save lots of Ramerrez from being strung up on a tree. ” “Sir, who's Ramerrez? ” “He is leader of the outlaws and he's in love with Jeritza. As his demise request he pleads to the hangmen, ‘Let my natural sweetheart by no means listen of my shameful dying; allow her think i've got fled to freedom. ’ ” “But does she store him, sir? ” “Of direction. due to Borina getting her there within the nick of time. take into account, Hans, whilst Ramerrez sings his final sustained observe, that's Borina’s cue. i need to warn you,” he extra, with a waggle of his finger, “that the tenor, Ramerrez, is particularly temperamental. you want to no longer bring to an end his track earlier than he's via. Now we are going to rehearse. ” And he led find out how to the good degree. After just a couple of rehearsals Borina knew his cue in addition to any two-legged actor. Herr Direktor suggested the scoop to Colonel Podhajsky. “Why wouldn’t Borina practice good? ” used to be the Colonel’s retort. “He has a good ear for song! Has he no longer been dancing to the waltzes of Johann Strauss, and the minuets of Mozart and Beethoven, for years? ” At every one practice session the regimen used to be a similar.

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