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.' 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? 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.
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When Velvet Brown wins a troublesome piebald gelding in a shilling raffle, it begins a series of events which takes this frail girl to victory in the greatest of all horse races. The story of how Velvet takes on the male-dominated racing establishment was made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor.Product Description:
A 14-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.
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Book Description Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1973. Pictorial Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Laurian Jones (illustrator). 0435120247 Ex-libray with the usual stamps and markings A reading copy only. Bookseller Inventory # 002820052
Book Description Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002433297