Black Velvet

Velvet was the best looking colt the farmer who had bred him had seen for a long while, but then farming starts to change with the introduction of machinery, and it looks as if Velvet is redundant.

Publishing history
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1975, hb
Knight, London, pb, 1979
The Children’s Book Club, 1976
McGraw Hill, New York, 1980

Velvet was the best looking colt the farmer who had bred him had seen for a long while, but then farming starts to change with the introduction of machinery, and it looks as if Velvet is redundant. He is then bought by a girl called May, who is keen on the new fangled forward seat, and then he experiences the  Second World War.

 

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Christine Pullein-Thompson