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Gabriel's Horses
by Alison Hart

2008 Kids' Wings Award
2008 Junior Library Guild Selection
2008 Texas Bluebonnet ListSM

Gabriel had two dreams. His first was to be free. His second was to be a winning jockey. Impossible. Gabriel was a slave. He lived in Kentucky on a race horse farm where he groomed and exercised Master Giles' race horses. His father worked on the farm as the horse trainer. He did more than dream of freedom. He worked for it. Pa was a free man. Soon, he would have enough money saved to buy his wife's freedom, and later, Gabriel's.

But the Civil War had begun and things around them were changing. Kentucky was a Union state, loyal to the North. President Lincoln had said that if Kentucky would stay in the Union, they could keep their slaves. So, Gabriel and his mother continued to work as slaves.

It could have been worse for Gabriel. He could have been a field hand. He could have never had the chance to get to know and love Master's race horses. He might never have the chance to step onto a race track aboard Tenpenny... a headstrong colt who could run like lightning.

But there were the Confederate raiders, who raided farms and were determined to steal horses. What would happen when Gabriel came face to face with One Arm, the ruthless leader of the raiders?

This is the story of loyalty, perseverance, determination, and transformation...the transformation of a fearful boy who is suddenly thrust into the shoes of a man...and who must decide what is most important: the horses for whom he cares or his own life.

Research Links for Gabriel's Horses

Author Alison Hart
Read, Write, Think
Lesson Plan for Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
National Geographic:
The Underground Railroad
American Slave Narratives
The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation
Slavery on the Plantation
Civil War Recipes
The Confederate States

The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery (Scholastic)

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You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 26-page Unit for Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart NOW for immediate download for only $19.95! Sharable within purchaser's school! A Jeopardy-type game and access to Gabriel's recorded song is included! Click Here to purchase and download.

Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart

A 25-Page Unit for Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart is a part of a collection of 24 units in Transformers.

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Anticipation Guide
2-Page Readers’ Theater Script
Gabriel's Song and Lyric Writing for Summary Activity!
Character Changes/Transformations
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Research Project
Answer Pages
An Interactive Jeopardy-type game
An Original Recorded Song
and MORE!




 

 

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Gabriel's Horses is one of the literature guides in the Kids Wings Transformers collection. Transformers contains more than 24 literature guides in the spiral-bound book with CD, recorded songs, and site license for one school, you'll find over 6 recorded songs, and 9 Jeopardy-type games. That's only about $ 1.04 per unit! You'll love the books and will never get a better bargain on these professional literature guides written by a master teacher. Available while our supply lasts.


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Background Music: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

 
 



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