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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date October 17, 2013
Pages 303
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486492971
ISBN-10 0486492974
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy." — The New York Times
"Humorous, charming, National Velvet is a little masterpiece." — Time
"Put on your not-to-be-missed list." — The New Yorker
A butcher's daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly prayers with "Oh, God, give me horses, give me horses! Let me be the best rider in England!" The answer to 14-year-old Velvet Brown's plea materializes in the form of an unwanted piebald, raffled off in a village lottery, who turns out to be adept at jumping fences — exactly the sort of horse that could win the world's most famous steeplechase, the Grand National.
Richly atmospheric of rural life in England between the World Wars, National Velvet has enchanted generations of readers since its 1935 debut. The heroine's grit and determination, backed by the support of her eccentric and loving family, offer an inspiring example of the struggles and rewards of following a dream.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Gardners Books (October 1, 2012)
9781405264181 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.55
About: The most famous and loved racing story of all time.
With Bagnold Enid, Laurian Jones (other contributor) | Large print edition from Cornerstone Books (June 1, 1990); titled ""National Velvet""
9781557361752 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.40 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase
from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1981)
9780899663593 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.05 lbs | List price $35.95
About: A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Dover Pubns (October 17, 2013)
9780486492971 | details & prices | 303 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.99
About: "The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy.
from Egmont Childrens Books (June 5, 2003)
9781405209496 | details & prices | 258 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $13.00
About: "The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy.
Reprint edition from Harperfestival (June 1, 2002); titled "The National Velvet"
9780694015795 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.99
About: In mid-twentieth-century England, fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown, determined to turn the unruly horse she wins in a raffle into a champion, learns that she needs more than hard work and dedication to achieve her goal of riding her horse in the Grand National steeplechase.
from Camelot (December 1, 1999)
9780380810567 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $4.99
About: A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase
Reprint edition from Flare (November 1, 1991)
9780380712359 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.50
About: A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase
School and Library
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With Ted Lewin (other contributor) | Reissue edition from William Morrow & Co (October 1, 1985)
9780688057886 | details & prices | 258 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.20 lbs | List price $18.00
About: In mid-twentieth-century England, fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown, determined to turn the unruly horse she wins in a raffle into a champion, learns that she needs more than hard work and dedication to achieve her goal of riding her horse in the Grand National steeplechase.
Library
With Shane Scollins | Large print edition from Franklin Watts (June 1, 1970)
9780531002476 | details & prices | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Savior Frequency
About: The timeless story of spirited Velvet Brown and her beloved horse has thrilled generations of readers.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606124461
 
Reprint edition from Demco Media (November 1, 1991)
9780606124461 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.55
About: A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808554318 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $17.20
About: 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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