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Born to Run By Michael Morpurgo

Born to Run
by Michael Morpurgo

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

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Born to Run Summary


Born to Run (Collector's Edition) by Michael Morpurgo

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?

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Born to Run Reviews


Praise for Born to Run:

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

Praise for The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips:

"...a succinctly engaging tear-jerker, it is also full of happiness and affection and has a joyful ending... It is also about people who care enough to look after each other, offering a lesson in life as well as history. Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

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

"As always, Morpurgo writes with solid confidence in a voice that's gentle yet spellbinding." Evening Standard

"Classic Morpurgo brilliance" Bookseller's choice, Publishing News

"...Michael Morpurgo weaves a touching tale that's full of surprises. A master storyteller at his best." Funday Times

About Michael Morpurgo


Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

Additional information

GOR001226291
Born to Run (Collector's Edition) by Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-06-02
240
0007230591
9780007230594
Short-listed for British Book Awards: WH Smith Children's Book of the Year Award 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.