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By Marguerite Henry Wesley Dennis | Comments: ( 473 ) | Date: ( Jul 18, 2019 )

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 wCharlie 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


  • Title: Five O'Clock Charlie
  • Author: Marguerite Henry Wesley Dennis
  • ISBN: 9780689718717
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Marguerite Henry Wesley Dennis

Marguerite Henry April 13, 1902 November 26, 1997 was an American writer The author of fifty nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals, her work has captivated entire generations of children and young adults and won several Newbery Awards and Honors Among the famous of her works was Misty of Chincoteague, which was the basis for the 1961 movie Misty, and several sequel books It is exciting to me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower even in the new age And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he has been wisely trained This to me is a constant source of wonder and challenge This quote was from an article about Henry published in the Washington Post on November 28, 1997, in response to a query about her drive to write about horses.Marguerite Henry inspired children all over the world with her love of animals, especially horses Author of over fifty children s stories, including the Misty of Chincoteague series, Henry s love of animals started during her childhood Unfortunately, Henry was stricken with a rheumatic fever at the age of six, which kept her bedridden until the age of twelve Born to Louis and Anna Breithaupt, the youngest of the five children, Henry was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Because of her illness, Henry wasn t allowed to go to school with other children because of her weak state and the fear of spreading the illness to others While she was confined indoors, she discovered the joy of reading Soon afterwards, she also discovered a love for writing when her father, a publisher, presented her with a writing desk for Christmas On the top of stacks of colored paper her father wrote, Dear Last of the Mohicans Not a penny for your thoughts, but a tablet Merry Christmas Pappa Louis XXXX Henry s first published work came at the age of eleven, a short story about a collie and a group of children, which she sold to a magazine for 12 Henry always wrote about animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, foxes, and even mules, but chiefly her stories focused on horses.In 1923, she married Sidney Crocker Henry During their sixty four years of marriage they didn t have children, but instead had many pets that inspired some of Marguerite s stories They lived in Wayne, Illinois.In 1947, she published Misty of Chincoteague and it was an instant success Later, this book as well as Justin Morgan had a Horse and Brighty of the Grand Canyon were made into movies.She finished her last book, Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, just before her death on November 26, 1997 at the age of 95.



Comments Five O'Clock Charlie

  • Rena Sherwood

    "Five O'clock Charlie" (Simon and Schuster, 1962) is one of the most beloved children's books by prolific American author Marguerite Henry (1902 - 1997). The story was not a new one to avid Henry readers. A version appeared in "Album of Horses" in 1951 under the chapter entitled "The Routine of Happiness", but this version was simplified and twisted around to make it more accessible to younger readers."Five O'clock Charlie" has been reprinted many times. To find a first edition hardback is a tre [...]


  • Abigail Larsen

    A 28-year-old draft horse, Charlie is consigned to permanent retirement in an old field. Mr. Spinks thinks he’s doing his horse a favor, but life feels long and boring to Charlie, who still has plenty of spunk to be used when his rheumatism isn’t bothering him. He misses the days when he and Mr. Spinks would head to the local pub at 5:00 PM sharp for Bertie’s fresh apple tarts. One day, Charlie finds within himself the energy to jump the fence and trot to the pub’s the swing-in, swing-ou [...]


  • Janice Kohl

    Enjoy reading this illustrated book to kids. As enjoyable for the adult reader as the listening children. Picture of a small town and the people who live there.


  • Jessica

    Love this illustrated story of an old cart horse who refuses to retire . . . and give up getting his favorite treats down at the local inn.


  • Amanda

    This is a book that my siblings and I read when we were children. I just now recently re-read it, and it's full of sentimental charm. I was rooting for the horse to escape and find some happiness in places he loved and remembered. In a way, this story is more for older folk, than younger folk, because the older you are, the more you can sympathize with Charlie. Old Folk don't want to be put out to pasture until they are good and ready!


  • Lenny Husen

    Read this book when I was a kid many many decades ago. Ordered it on to have it again. Drawings are absolutely wonderful and the story, which is really about Boredom in Retirement and loss of meaning in life without work, is delightful. So happy to have it back again.


  • Serena

    I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.


  • mart

    Charlie is a retired work horse. He misses his daily work routine so one day he decides to do something about it! A charming and uplifting children's story for all ages.


  • Bree

    Notes:one of our favorite horse storiesset in horse/wagon dayscolor and b/w illustrations


  • Neptune Stars

    This was one of my favorite books growing up!!


  • SFrick

    I probably read everyone of Ms Henry's books as I had not done so as a young child.


  • Rebecca Evans

    I have been revisiting these wonderful books from my chidhood recently. I think I read & loved everyone of them. Wonderful illustrations by Wesley Dennis.


  • Zann

    Loved this when I was a child. :)


  • Elizabeth

    A childhood favorite.


  • Irishgirl1247

    Love it!


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