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National Velvet

By: Bagnold, Enid

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Part of the Egmont Modern Classics series
1405287500 / 9781405287500
Paperback
823.912
29/06/2017
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England
20 cm 336 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 200097, Points 11.00, Book Level 5.50,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: William Heineman, 1935.

The most famous and loved racing story of all time.

National Velvet is a classic tale of dreams, ambition and one girl's belief in a horse. `Velvet'll sit on a horse like a shadow and breathe her soul into it . . . I never seen such a creature on a horse.'Fourteen year old Velvet is mad about horses.

When she wins a piebald horse in a raffle, she knows he's something special.

His heart is as big as the five-foot fences he jumps, and he'll do anything for Velvet.

Soon, she and her friend Mi have their sights set on the biggest race in England.

But can a girl win the Grand National?Perfect for horse and ponly lovers from nine to ninety nine years old.

The book that inspired the classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, National Velvet is a true classic of print and screen.

Alongside Black Beauty and My Friend Flicka it is one of the great horse books for children. `My childhood dreams were based on this book - it was the only place I'd ever seen them come true' Clare Balding

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YFA Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), YFP Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

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