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!?!
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.
This was my daughters favorite childhood book so now that she is grown with a home of her own and roommates with a four year old we decided we needed a new copy, hers is falling... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
A really cute story, and the illustrations are outstanding.Published 3 months ago by Sherry L. More
It was a great story and the book itself was in fairly good shape however, it smelled horrible. It had a strong odor-like mildew- that permeated the book and the air in my house. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joy Bells
A story from 1962 or prior. The Book has addresses prior to zip codes. The story is probably from the 1800's but dating is not important. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Persop
This was my favorite book when I was a child. So nice to find it to share with my Grandchildren.Published 19 months ago by Jim Kania
Loved this when I was a kid and now love it for my horse obsessed daughter. Highly recommend for the horse lovers out there!Published on August 6, 2013 by JKBrady911
'Five o'clock Charlie' is a must-read picture book for children ages 4-10. It takes delightful look at a slower-paced time in history, of caring neighbors, and needs that get... Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by David Lee