National Velvet (Paperback)
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DescriptionThe 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.
- Published: 05 November 2007
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405230315 ISBN 10: 1405230312
- Sales rank: 87,656
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Classic Little Miss Sunshine Equivalent
This book is a classic, but not one like what it is made out to be. It is more like an old-fashioned quivalent of the modern Little Miss Sunshine film than anything else. It is full of surprises, delights, little laughs and sighs. I adore it with every fibre of my being. It's so real - like looking in on a fully-disfunctional family through the bathroom window. Honest and unafraid. An real experience. It's like a movie on paper - beautifully flowing and real. by Lyndel Hadley