Seabiscuit vs War Admiral by Kat Shehata
The Greatest Horse Race in History

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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.
 

About Kat Shehata

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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.
 
Published September 28, 2003 by Angel Bea Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Two record-breaking Thoroughbreds meet for a showdown in Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History by Kat Shehata, illus. by Jo McElwee. This true story of the famous November

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This true story of the famous November 1938 race (which also inspired the movie Seabiscuit) begins with a painting of the Pimlico Race Course, then tells about the champion horses (including the blood relation between Seabiscuit and War Admiral), the trainers and jockeys, and the excitement ...

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