National Velvet Author:Enid Bagnold Velvet Brown was a girl with a dream. — For a skinny fourteen-year-old with a passion for horses, it began when she won the Piebald in a village raffle. Nobody else wanted a horse who persisted in jumping every fence. But Velvet wanted him. For in the Pi, she saw the making of a dream- a chance to enter the greatest race in the world- The Grand N... more »ational.
Mi, the Brown's handyman who knew all about horses except how to ride them himself, said the horse could win. And his encouragement was enough to set Velvet off on a starry-eyed scheme that would stagger all of Britain.« less