Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

Illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
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About The Book


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!

About The Author

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Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Earmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs; Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton; Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum; City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male; Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse; and All That Trash. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.

About The Illustrator

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Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Earmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs; Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton; Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum; City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male; Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse; and All That Trash. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 2008)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416933601
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD480L

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“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

Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)

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