2 edition of story of the coal-black horse. found in the catalog.
story of the coal-black horse.
The vain horse discovers that just being a horse of a different color doesn"t solve his problems that are more than skin deep.
Translation of Der Schwarze Schimmel.
|Statement||[Illus. by Beatrice Braun]|
|Contributions||Braun-Fock, Beatrice, ill.|
|LC Classifications||PZ8.3.H4134 St|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
|LC Control Number||68029535|
A callow youth, a mystical horse, a Civil War landscape — Robert Olmstead uses these familiar elements to fashion “Coal Black Horse,” an exciting if Author: Roy Hoffman. It takes the gift of a powerful and noble coal black horse to show him how to undertake the most important journey of his life: with boldness, bravery, and self-posession. Coal Black Horse joins the pantheon of great war novels All Quiet on the Western Front, The Red Badge of Courage, The Naked and the Dead.
you’re going is an excellent example of what a theme is in the story of coal black horse. Robbey is determined to find his father and not let his mother down. Though some days he just wants to give up and head back home he keeps going for his mother’s sake. "Tomorrow, he thought. Maybe tomorrow would be the day when he would find his father.". Coal Black Horse Truly a Southern Gentleman's prose, bring your dictionary and thesaurus. Wordy, erudite and graphic text describing the mayhem of the Civil War battlefields and man's inhumanity to man. Not a pleasant or comfortable read but a good storyline.
The constant use of "coal black horse" when talking about the coal black horse annoyed me from the start. The mythical overtones just didn't work in the story. I'm glad it was only $2 at the bookstore. "Burt | 5/12/" This is a Civil War book and a worthy read for interested parties. "Joe | 3/15/ The narrator of this book, the handsome, coal-black horse called ''Black Beauty'', is lead through numerous adventures by various owners - from a riding and carriage horse, to the rough life of a town cab horse, to eventual happiness in a secure home, he keeps his strength and good temper.5/5(5).
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"Coal Black Horse, Robert Olmstead's magisterial sixth book, is as sensate as poetry and forbidding as any squall, steeped in detail but bound by few storytelling conventions. I wondered, as I read it, if it might be classified as Black Horse is a remarkable creation." —The /5().
Coal Black Horse joins the pantheon of great war novels A story that contains in words a world so real that you are indeed there.
This is about a boy becoming a man perhaps before he should. When reading this book put yourself in that time period. Fourteen year old boys today are not the same as fourteen year old boys during the civil war/5(). Coal Black Horse was recommended at the end of one my kindle reads and I was not disappointed.
I couldn't put it down. This is a lyrical and evocative book about a young boy who goes off to find his father who is fighting in the Civil War/5(). Coal Black Horse was recommended at the end of one my kindle reads and I was not disappointed.
I couldn't put it down. This is a lyrical and evocative book about a young boy who goes off to find his father who is fighting in the Civil War/5(). Coal Black Horse is a story of fourteen year old 'boy', Robey Childs, who leaves his mother (at her direction) to go find her husband/his dad, a soldier fighting in the Civil War.
Robey is guided thru his journey by a majestic and stately horse that is the color of coal black/5. The story of the coal-black horse. [Ernst Heimeran; Beatrice Braun-Fock] -- The vain horse discovers that just being a horse of a different color doesn't solve his problems that are more than skin deep.
Robert Olmstead is the author of seven previous books. Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana Award, and was a #1 Book Sense pick and a Borders Discover pick.
Far Bright Star was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant, and is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan 5/5(2). And his mother doesn’t want to send him. But both have fated roles in this austere, elegiac fairy tale.
Like all folkloric heroes, Robey is given gifts to help him on his journey, but the greatest is the coal black horse. The boy is smart enough to know that the horse is smarter than he is, and he allows the animal to be his protector and guide.
Coal Black Horse joins the pantheon of great war novels A story that contains in words a world so real that you are indeed there. This is about a boy becoming a man perhaps before he should. When reading this book put yourself in that time period. Fourteen year old boys today are not the same as fourteen year old boys during the civil war/5(74).
Robert Olmstead is the author of six previous books. Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana Award, was a #1 Book Sense Pick, and was a Borders Original Voices pick. Olmstead is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEA grant, and he is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Coal Black Horse has a horse in it, but it really deals with the loss of innocence of a boy who is sent on a crazy mission to retrieve his father from the battlefield. This story is suspenseful, the characters are deep and memorable, and the atmosphere is timeless in the good way that Grapes of Wrath or The Old Man and the Sea are timeless.5/5(5).
Coal Black Horse is the story of Robey Childs, insent by his mother to retrieve his father, off fighting in the Civil War, and bring him home. Robey's mother had learned that Stonewall 8/ Robert Olmstead is the author of eight previous books.
Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction. The Coldest Night was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Far Bright Star was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award.
Olmstead is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant and is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University/5(24). In the book Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead, the story starts out with 14 year old Robby Childs who is living on the country side with his mom Hettie Childs.
His mom has a dream that his father was killed in the battle at Gettysburg. His mother has prepared him a coat which is reversible. There is coal black horse in this novel, but the protagonist is a young boy. The story is beautifully written; the perspectives of the characters are believable.
The book is about a backwoods 14 year old boy changes as he sets out to find his father who is fighting in the Civil War/5(72). Coal Black Horse avg rating — 1, ratings — published — 14 editions Want to Read saving /5. One day he meets a louse-ridden runaway who shoots him in the head, grazing his skull, and steals the coal black horse.
Robey recovers and continues his travel on stolen horses. He then meets a young girl in the company of an older couple and witnesses the older man, a preacher, rape the young woman.
There's a new version of the tale: Coal Black Horse, by Robert Olmstead. It is a sparely written quest story that can provide hours of rewarding reading.
It is a sparely written quest story that. Coal Black Horse Robert Olmstead, Author Buy this book A sympathetic farmer loans Robey an uncommonly beautiful and sturdy black horse. On the road, Robey passes carts carrying the maimed. Robert Olmstead has given us a little literary gem in Coal Black Horse, the tale of fourteen year old Robey Childs, who has been sent by his mother to go to the battlefield to bring his father tone and content of Olmstead’s story is almost mystical.
Robey’s mother, left to run the farm while his father is gone to soldiering during the Civil War, has a premonition and tells her son, “Thomas Jackson has died. Morphew tells Robey that he is “in for an education” (page 21). After a battle later in the story, Robey has this encounter with the coal black horse (page ): “Then he urged the horse on and it hesitated before responding as if to acknowledge that its rider had learned some valuable lesson and .Black Horse I loved this story, I recommend everyone to read this book, I forward to reading more of her books.
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