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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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