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Top 8 books about horses

Horses have captured our imaginations, as children and adults, for centuries. Here are eight great reads about horses, both fiction and non-fiction, that will keep you entertained all summer long.

By Megan Wasson, Monitor contributor

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National Velvet, by Enid Bagnold, HarperCollins, 272 pp.

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1. National Velvet, by Enid Bagnold

The classic tale, immortalized in the film starring Elizabeth Taylor, is a fun read for kids and adults alike. It tells the story of Velvet Brown, a 14-year-old girl who wins a horse in a raffle and trains it to compete in the Grand National, a dangerous steeplechase. Full of general horse knowledge, action, and a charming coming- of-age story, this book deserves a top place on your shelf.

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