Coal Black Horse, by Olmstead, Robert
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- ISBN: 9781565126015 | 1565126017
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/20/2008
When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she does the unthinkable: she sends her only child to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home.At fourteen, wearing the coat his mother sewed to ensure his safety-blue on one side, gray on the other- Robey thinks he's off on a great adventure. But not far from home, his horse falters and he realizes the enormity of his task. 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).