From the Publisher
Charlie's not old! So what if he's 28 and most people
consider that a little old for a horse. When his rheumatism isn't acting up, he's as frisky as any young colt. And he's certainly not ready for retirement. Charlie can tackle any tough job that comes his way.
Unfortunately, Mr. Spinks, Charlie's owner, doesn't quite agree. So he makes Charlie take a permanent, though well-deserved, vacation. Poor Charlie is bored to death!
But then Charlie discovers there is something he can do. Maybe retirement isn't so boring after all!?!
About the Author
Marguerite Henry was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the Wind, Misty of Chincoteague,
and Stormy: Misty’s Foal,
all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.
Wesley Dennis was best known for his illustrations in collaboration with author Marguerite Henry. They published sixteen books together.