By Donna Janell Bowman Illustrated by Daniel Minter
Born a weak and wobbly colt in 1889, Jim was cared for by William Doc Key, a formerly enslaved man and self-taught veterinarian who believed in treating animals with kindness, patience, and his own homemade remedies. Under Docs watchful eyes, Jim grew to be a healthy young stallion with a surprising talenta knack for learning! Here is the true story of an extraordinary horse and the remarkable man who nurtured the horses natural abilities. Together they asked the world to step right up and embrace their message of kindness toward animals.