Seabiscuit Versus War Admiral

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Angel Bea Pub., 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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"Featuring the 1938 match race between two legendary thoroughbreds, Seabiscuit and War Admiral, this historically accurate account is suspenseful, as fast-paced as the horses, and packed with race jargon. Children will experience the greatest horse race in history, when Seabiscuit, the underdog, takes on Triple Crown Champion War Admiral in the 1938 Pimlico Special. They will feel as if they were at the race when the crowd goes wild as one horse breaks for the lead and another speed record is broken at the wire. They will find out who wins the match race of the century and what happens in the final seconds of the race that puts one horse in the winners' circle while the other is left in the dust. To help children better understand horseracing, included are a glossary of more than 60 racing terms and a diagram of a race track."

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Many of us are familiar with the true story about the match race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral, perhaps from watching the movie about Seabiscuit, or from reading the excellent book about him ... Read full review


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Kat Shehata is the author of "San Francisco's Famous Sea Lions" and the Benjamin Franklin award-winning "Seabiscuit vs War Admiral," She has worked as a zookeeper, animal trainer, and scriptwriter for exotic animal education programs. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Robert D. Slane is a screenwriter and filmmaker and the author of the screenplay "Come Away Home. "He lives in Los Angeles. Jo McElwee is the illustrator of the Benjamin Franklin award-winning "Seabiscuit vs War Admiral" and a Society of Illustrators award-winning artist. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jo McElwee is a Society of Illustrators award-winning artist. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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