Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse (Hardcover)

By Meghan McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, 9781416933601, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2008



It's Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral in the race of the century

Seabiscuit was the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, but he'd lost practically every race he'd ever run. Who would want a funny-looking racehorse on a losing streak? Enter Charles Howard -- automobile tycoon, risk taker, and racing aficionado -- who scooped up Seabiscuit for a bargain price.

With the support and care of a clever new trainer and a loving jockey, 'Biscuit began winning bigger and bigger races. Then came the biggest race of all. As Seabiscuit prepared to face War Admiral, the top racehorse in the country, the entire nation was on the edge of its seat: Could Seabiscuit really beat the Triple Crown champion?

This true story of hope and determination will inspire readers of all ages.

Praise For Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

“An engaging read aloud.”—School Library Journal, starred review

“Light on the melodrama, heavy on the facts and right on with the silly.”—Instructor magazine