Big Red Horse The Secretariat Story

Paperback | August 23, 2007

byLawrence Scanlan

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Lawrence Scanlan, award-winning and bestselling author of books for adults and children, knows a good story when he sees one. He also knows how much children love horses, how curious kids are about a horse’s strength and speed and beauty, and how drawn they are to special relationships between horses and humans. That's why The Big Red Horse—a moving story of the friendship between an extraordinary animal and the humble groom who cared for him—promises to be another hit.

The Big Red Horse introduces young readers to the legendary Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. His world-record times in all three races remain unbroken to this day, and he is the only horse ever listed on ESPN’s list of the top 50 athletes of the 20th century. We also meet Eddie Sweat, Secretariat’s devoted and gifted groom. “My baby” is what Eddie used to call Secretariat. He adored that horse, and that horse adored him.

Throughout the book, Scanlan effortlessly blends in details about Thoroughbred horses and the world of racing, and he includes a fun section of Secretariat trivia at the end of the book. A touching story, fast-paced and informative, The Big Red Horse is sure to win young hearts.

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Lawrence Scanlan, award-winning and bestselling author of books for adults and children, knows a good story when he sees one. He also knows how much children love horses, how curious kids are about a horse’s strength and speed and beauty, and how drawn they are to special relationships between horses and humans. That's why The Big Red ...

LAWRENCE SCANLAN is the author of six bestselling books, including Wild About Horses and Little Horse of Iron. He is the co-author, with Ian Millar, of Riding High, and has written four books for younger readers, including Horses Forever and The Horse?s Shadow. Winner of three National Magazine Awards for his journalism, Scanlan lives ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.5 × 5.38 × 0.5 inPublished:August 23, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006393527

ISBN - 13:9780006393528

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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