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Coal Black Horse (Large Print Press)

by Robert Olmstead

  • 29 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Large Print Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - General,
  • Literary,
  • War & Military,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9353001M
    ISBN 101594132372
    ISBN 109781594132377

    Get this from a library! Coal black horse. [Robert Olmstead] -- When Robey Childs's mother experiences a premonition about her husband, a Civil War soldier, she sends her only son to retrieve his father from the battlefield, accompanied by a horse that becomes. “All that night he followed bends of the black road jeweled by starlight until the wan light of the dawn touched the east with red and the pastures turned green." (pg. 76)” ― Robert Olmstead, Coal Black HorseAuthor: Robert Olmstead.

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    Coal Black Horse joins the pantheon of great war novels 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 . Books: Then and Now. Category: Then. Review: Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead By: Richard E. Gower. Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead is a coming of age story set during the American Civil War just after the death of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in An artless teen, Robey Childs, innocent in years and awareness, leaves the safe haven of his home at the behest of his mother.


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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 book 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/5().

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Coal Black Horse is the poignant and horrendous tale of a boy, a magnificent black horse, and the American Civil War. It is the story of the boy's journey to find his father, and in the process he transitions from boyhood to manhood. The writing is beautiful and the storytelling is superb/5.

Robert Olmstead is the author of seven previous books. Coal Black Horse book 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 Bright Star was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant, and is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan 5/5(2).

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 is a beautifully written, enduring story; elements of a traditional American coming-of-age story, accessibly lyrical, and intensely violently. Set in the Civil War Era South, the abject inhumanity encountered by Robey brings him fact-to 5/5(5). 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.

From the Back Cover When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she sends her only child to find him and bring him home/5(74).

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).

Coal Black Horse avg rating — 1, ratings — published — 14 editions Want to Read saving /5. Riding a talismanic coal black horse, he embarks upon a life-altering journey that will challenge him physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Read More When year-old Robey Child is sent by his mother to search for his father, a doomed soldier, he witnesses the horrors of war both on and off the battlefield.5/5(1). 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 ’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.

Coal Black Horse. Home / Books / Coal Black Horse. By Robert Olmstead Added May 6, 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. The Black Flower is the gripping Story of a young Confederate rifleman named Bushrod Carter.

When Bushrod is wounded, he is taken to a makeshift hospital where he comes under the care of. 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.

Coal Black Horse Summary & Study Guide Description. Coal Black Horse Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.

This study guide contains the following sections. Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead About the Book 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.

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. 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. Coal Black Horse Robert Olmstead, Author. Algonquin $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book Olmstead's new work. The coal black horse served as a mentor to Robey, literally steering the teenager away from danger when Robey would follow the horse's cues.

And when Robey did not trust his horse, he inevitably regretted it. At pages, Coal Black Horse is a slim book packed with rich language, historical references and interesting characters/5(6).

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/Coal Black Horse. by Robert Olmstead. --Book of Job Chapter 1. The evening of Sunday May 10th in the yearHettie Childs called her son, Robey, to the house from the old fields where he walked the high meadow along the fence lines where the cattle grazed, licking shoots of new spring grass that grew in the mowing on the edge of the.Robert Olmstead is the author of eight previous Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Coldest Night was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace 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.