A Horse Named Seabiscuit (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

A Horse Named Seabiscuit (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Mark Dubowski, Cathy East
     
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Chronicles the life of the famous race horse, from not being wanted due to his small size, to becoming the fastest and most beloved horse of his time. A Level 2 All Aboard Reader.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Chronicles the life of the famous race horse, from not being wanted due to his small size, to becoming the fastest and most beloved horse of his time. A Level 2 All Aboard Reader.

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Children's Literature
Everyone likes to see the underdog win and this book tells an engaging story about a horse that didn't seem like he was going to amount to anything. Even though he had great lineage, Seabiscuit had not come in first in a race during the last two years. His owner wanted to sell him, but nobody really wanted a non-winning, troublesome horse. That is until Tom Smith got a good look at him. He convinced his boss to purchase Seabiscuit and then he began working with Seabiscuit and together they began to win races. Suddenly he became a hero and even people as famous as President Roosevelt took an interest in his races. The most amazing thing about Seabiscuit was his recovery from an injury and at a very old age for a racehorse his subsequent winning of the Santa Anita Handicap—a race he had lost twice before. After that, he did indeed earn his retirement. 2003, Grosset & Dunlap, Ages 6 to 8.
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This straightforward account focuses on the racehorse's rise from "a big disappointment" in spite of his excellent bloodlines to a great champion and symbol of hope during the Great Depression. The authors cover the basics, describing how Seabiscuit's looks left a lot to be desired, his odd sleeping habits, and the fact that he was difficult to handle until he acquired some unusual companions, including a spider monkey. They also detail the horse's attempts to win the Santa Anita Handicap in California, a victory that alluded him for years. Only Seabiscuit's trainer, Tom Smith, is mentioned by name. The lively text will keep readers' interest as they follow this amazing animal's life. The soft-toned realistic illustrations and occasional black-and-white photographs nicely complement the story. This easy-reader would make an excellent companion to Kat Shehata's Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral (Angel Bea, 2003); both books provide solid information for short reports.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613705455
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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