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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/11/2007
- Category: Animal stories
- ISBN: 9781405230315