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.'
Fourteen year old 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?
Perfect for horse and ponly lovers from nine to ninety nine years old. 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.
'My childhood dreams were based on this book - it was the only place I'd ever seen them come true' Clare Balding
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|Full title||national velvet|
|Last Update||2018-06-22 04:36:39AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-22 04:41:36AM|
|available_at_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection, Severn Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection, Severn Library - Children's Fiction|
|display_description||A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.|
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|itype_aacpl||, Children's Fiction|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J FICTION (B), Online OverDrive|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library Online|
|owning_location_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection, Severn Library|
|record_details||ils:a16097|Book|Books||English|Morrow,|, c1935.|258 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm., overdrive:00db718e-311b-4f6e-8430-38eb17be8e34|eBook|eBook||English|Dover Publications|2013||
|subject_facet||Horses -- Fiction, Horses -- Stories|
|title_full||"National Velvet" / by Enid Bagnold ; illustrations by Ted Lewin, National Velvet|
|topic_facet||Classic Literature, Horses, Juvenile Fiction, Stories|