National Velvet Author:Enid Bagnold Illustrated by Paul Brown. — Library discard. — Here in a new edition is one of the most famous and popular horse stories ever written. When first published in 1935, it was a selection of the Book of the Month Club in America and of the English Book Society in England. Critics everywhere hailed it as a masterpiece. Unavailable for several years... more », "National Velvet" is now re-issued with illustrations by Paul Brown, famous for his drawings and paintings of horses.
"I do not know whether to recommend 'National Velvet' as a family story with the most life-like and lively talk of young people in any novel for a long while--or as a horse story so good it will be snapped up by anyone interested in horses--or just as a means of sure-fire entertainment. Anyway, I'll recommend it on all those counts." --May Lamberton Becker« less