The Big Red Horse: The Secretariat Story And the Loyal Groom Who Loved Him by Lawrence Scanlan
  

The Big Red Horse: The Secretariat Story And the Loyal Groom Who Loved Him

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Synopsis

The Big Red Horse: The Secretariat Story And the Loyal Groom Who Loved Him by Lawrence Scanlan

Lawrence Scanlan, award-winning and bestselling author of books for adults and children, knows a good story when he sees one. He also knows how much children love horses, how curious kids are about a horse's strength and speed and beauty, and how drawn they are to special relationships between horses and humans. That's why The Big Red Horse-a moving story of the friendship between an extraordinary animal and the humble groom who cared for him-promises to be another hit. The Big Red Horse introduces young readers to the legendary Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. His world-record times in all three races remain unbroken to this day, and he is the only horse ever listed on ESPN's list of the top 50 athletes of the 20th century. We also meet Eddie Sweat, Secretariat's devoted and gifted groom. My baby is what Eddie used to call Secretariat. He adored that horse, and that horse adored him. Throughout the book, Scanlan effortlessly blends in details about Thoroughbred horses and the world of racing, and he includes a fun section of Secretariat trivia at the end of the book. A touching story, fast-paced and informative, The Big Red Horse is sure to win young hearts.

About the Author

LAWRENCE SCANLAN, based in Kingston, Ontario, worked with Monty Roberts on his New York Times bestseller, The Man Who Listens to Horses, and he is the author of nine books about horses, including The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Author

Lawrence Scanlan
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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st September 2010

ISBN

9780006393528


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