National Velvet

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.

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age 14+

Difficult to decipher hundred-year-old dialect!

I am the mother of a 7-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy who are both advanced readers. I thought I would read National Velvet to my children before showing them the movie. *I* had difficulty getting through the first chapter. The colloquialisms (local or regional dialect expressions) were beyond me and I have seen the movie and knew the general story. I wish there were an updated "American-ized" version available because I will not be reading this classic to my kids.

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