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Publisher Comments:

"The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy."—The New York Times

"Humorous, charming, National Velvet is a little masterpiece."—Time

"Put on your not-to-be-missed list."—The New Yorker

A butcher's daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly prayers with "Oh, God, give me horses, give me horses! Let me be the best rider in England!" The answer to 14-year-old Velvet Brown's plea materializes in the form of an unwanted piebald, raffled off in a village lottery, who turns out to be adept at jumping fences—exactly the sort of horse that could win the world's most famous steeplechase, the Grand National.

Richly atmospheric of rural life in England between the World Wars, National Velvet has enchanted generations of readers since its 1935 debut. The heroine's grit and determination, backed by the support of her eccentric and loving family, offer an inspiring example of the struggles and rewards of following a dream.

Synopsis:

The timeless tale of 14-year-old Velvet Brown's participation in the Grand National Steeplechase has thrilled generations of readers. The story provides a positive role model for girls and remains ever popular with young horse lovers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486492971
Author:
Bagnold, Enid
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 10

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The timeless tale of 14-year-old Velvet Brown's participation in the Grand National Steeplechase has thrilled generations of readers. The story provides a positive role model for girls and remains ever popular with young horse lovers.
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