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Title:
Come on Seabiscuit!
Author:
Moody, Ralph, 1898-1982.
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Publication Information:
Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, [2003]

â„—2003
Physical Description:
4 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Unabridged.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786189311
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt named Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O' War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs were too short, and his gallop was awkward. During the depths of the Great Depression, however, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of people throughout the country. Originally published in 1962, this classic recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who refused to let accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both horse and jockey. Moving and inspirational, Come on Seabiscuit is a reminder of the qualities that make for a real American champion.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Long before Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit: An American Legend became a bestseller for adults, Moody's book (which is referenced in Hillenbrand's work) introduced the great racehorse to a younger audience. First published in 1963, Moody's title has recently experienced a resurgence, thanks to the more recent title and the feature film it inspired. Noted children's storyteller Weiss confidently takes the reins here, tracing the thoroughbred from his humble, knobby-kneed beginnings, through periods of doubt and scorn as expressed by his early owners to his triumph as one of the biggest-hearted racers in history. Weiss immediately assumes his typical leisurely pacing, drawing listeners in by capturing the flavor of historic details and setting the stage for exciting races, including the ultimate contest against his rival, Triple Crown winner War Admiral. This well-rounded selection is bound to captivate horse fans, sports fans and anyone who enjoys being wowed by a good story. Ages 8-up. (Dec. 2003) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved