The eighty-dollar champion : the true story of a horse, a man, and an unstoppable dream

The eighty-dollar champion : the true story of a horse, a man, and an unstoppable dream

Letts, Elizabeth,

First edition.
[Young readers' edition]

Publication Information
New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]


Physical Description
252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

Target Audience
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4-6.
940 L


General Note
"The #1 New York Times bestseller, adapted for young readers"--Cover.
"Includes historic photos and author interviews!"--Cover.
"Based on The Eighty-Dollar Champion, copyright © 2011 by Elizabeth Letts. Originally published in hardcover by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, 2011"--Title page verso.

The last horses -- On the way home -- Land of clover -- A school for young ladies -- Hollandia Farms -- How to make a living at horses -- The stable boy -- Where the heart is -- The horse can jump -- The horse business -- Snowman's first show -- Sinjon -- The circuit -- The Cinderella horse -- New challenges -- Piping Rock, part I: the competition -- Piping Rock, part II: the show begins -- Piping Rock, part III: up and over -- The indoor circuit -- The Diamond Jubilee, part I: off to the races -- The Diamond Jubilee, part II: a whole new world -- The Diamond Jubilee, part III: Snowman soars -- Under the spotlights -- Famous! -- The wind of change -- Camelot -- New Hollandia Farms -- The legacy of a champion.

In 1958, a horse bound for the slaughterhouse is purchased by a man who names him Snowman and takes him to the top of equestrian show jumping.

Lexile Measure

Personal Subject
Snowman, 1949-1974-Juvenile literature.
Snowman, 1949-1974.

Subject Term
Show jumpers (Horses) -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Show horses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Show jumping.
Show horses.

Added Author
Adaptation of (work): Letts, Elizabeth. Eighty-dollar champion (Young readers edition)

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