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This is the most famous horse racing story ever put into print. A real exhilarating ride that features Velvet, a girl whose belief in a horse’s ability to win the greatest race – the Grand National – in spite of everyone else’s view otherwise. Velvet’s determination to achieve her dream just shows that when you put your mind to something you really believe in, you can accomplish just about anything. This is a must read for any boy or girl aged 9+.
A classic story 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?
Fourteen year old Velvet has always longed for a horse. Her whole life revolves around the fantasy of riding and caring for a horse. And then she wins The Piebald in a raffle. From there it's not all that big a step to winning the Grand National. Firmly founded despite its apparent incredibility.
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Publisher: Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
|Publication date:||5th November 2007|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Pony Mad|
Enid Bagnold (1889-1981) was an author and playwright. Enid Bagnold began her writing career in August 1913 on a magazine entitled, Modern Society, where she was employed a staff writer. In 1924 she published the highly acclaimed novel, The Difficulty of Getting Married followed by the commercially successful National Velvet in 1935. National Velvet told the story of a butcher's daughter, Velvet Brown, who wins a horse in a raffle and, disguised as a boy, rides to victory in the Grand National. It was later made into a hugely successful film, with Elizabeth Taylor in the starring role. Her next novel, which ...More About Enid Bagnold
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