Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

By MCCARTHY, MEGHAN

Publishers Summary:
It's Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral in the race of the century!Seabiscuit was the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, but he'd lost practically every race he'd ever run. Who would want a funny-looking racehorse on a losing streak? Enter Charles Howard -- automobile tycoon, risk taker, and racing aficionado -- who scooped up Seabiscuit for a bargain price.With the support and care of a clever new trainer and a loving jockey, 'Biscuit began winning bigger and bigger races. Then came the biggest race of all. As Seabiscuit prepared to face War Admiral, the top racehorse in the country, the entire nation was on the edge of its seat: Could Seabiscuit really beat the Triple Crown champion? This true story of hope and determination will inspire readers of all ages!

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978-1-41693-360-1
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Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

During the Great Depression, people needed something to lift their spirits. Seabiscuit, the washed-up racehorse turned champion...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 28, 2008

In , the eyes have it. As in her previous work, Meghan McCarthy's charming illustrations depict everyonehorses includedas having round, oversized eyes. This exaggerated feature creates a sense of vulnerability and is particularly effective at conveying the widespread angst experienced during the Great Depression. McCarthy also includes black-and-white illustrated "photographs" arranged as if in a scrapbook from the era. These visual techniques humanize a time period that might oth...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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