Come on Seabiscuit!
University of Nebraska Press,
Master storyteller Ralph Moody tells the thrilling story of a plucky horse who refused to quit, a down-on-his-luck jockey who didn't let horrendous accidents keep him out of the saddle, and a taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both. During the Great Depression, Seabiscuit captured the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House, winning more money than any horse at that time and shattering speed records across the country. In this real-life story Moody captures the hoof-pounding excitement of the explosive early races to an unforgettable showdown with the feared Triple Crown winner War Admiral. Moving and inspirational, Come on Seabiscuit! is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion. Ralph Moody is best known for his eight Little Britches books, which have delighted generations of readers and are all available in Bison Books editions. Ralph Moody captured the hearts of young readers everywhere with his beloved Little Britches saga. In this Bison Books edition of his 1963 classic, Moody brings to life the story of a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit, who against all odds became 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 too short, and his gallop was awkward. His owners gave up on Seabiscuit when he was two, raced him too heavily, and tried unsuccessfully to sell him. It took the keen eyes of trainer Tom Smith to recognize the heart, courage, and gallant determination of Seabiscuit, the qualities of a truly great horse. Smith's unfailing patience and astute treatments, the love and skill of jockey Red Pollard, and the continued support of owner Charles Howard forged Seabiscuit into a champion.
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|Grouping Title||come on seabiscuit|
|Grouping Author||moody ralph|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-22 04:01:12AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-21 04:27:14AM|
|author||Moody, Ralph, 1898-1982.|
|author2-role||Weiss, Jim.|Narrator, hoopla digital.|
|available_at_longmont||Longmont Public Library|
|detailed_location_longmont||Longmont Adult Nonfiction|
|display_description||Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt called 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, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House. In this classic originally published in 1962, Ralph Moody recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who didn't let horrendous accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both. Moving and inspirational, Come On Seabiscuit! is a reminder of the qualities that make a real American champion.|
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|owning_library_longmont||Longmont Pulblic Library|
|owning_location_longmont||Longmont Public Library|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT10026702|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2007.|1 online resource (1 audio file (240 min.)) : digital., ils:.b23664228|Book|Books||English|University of Nebraska Press,|c2003.|172 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Horse racing, Horse racing -- United States, Race horses -- Biography, Race horses -- United States -- Biography, Seabiscuit (Race horse)|
|title_display||Come on Seabiscuit!|
|title_full||Come on Seabiscuit! / Ralph Moody ; illustrated by Robert Riger, Come on Seabiscuit! [electronic resource] / Ralph Moody|
|title_short||Come on Seabiscuit!|
|topic_facet||Horse racing, Race horses, Seabiscuit (Race horse)|