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Michael Morpurgo - Born To Run (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner . . .

"The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning."

When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face!

Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes. But what will happen when he can't run any more?

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Children's Fiction
  • Published : 2003 (Harper Collins)
  • ISBN : 9780007230594
  • SKU : B002987
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £6.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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External Reviews

"Pitch perfect . . . this hardened book reviewer kept having to wipe away the tears" - Daily Mail.

"From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." - The Guardian.

"Classic Morpurgo brilliance" Bookseller's choice" - Publishing News.

"What a lovely book. I know this book is really aimed at kids but being the owner of an X racer I got this for myself (over 40!) The exploits are so real to the life of a hound and a wonderful read for young and old alike. I have now passed it onto others. There are loads of little "games" at the back of the book and an article by the Retired Greyhound Trust . . ." - Google Review.

The Author

Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL, FKC is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse.

Featured Author . . . Michael Morpurgo

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