The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop - Charlie Bass (Hardback)
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The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop - Charlie Bass (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 22/09/2016
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Charlie Bass woke early, partly because her window didn’t have any curtains and partly because Boris the Border terrier was licking her face.

The first children's book from animal-lover, commentator, journalist and author Clare Balding is a funny, heart-warming story filled with timeless appeal and a wonderful mix of human and animal characters.

Clare’s own childhood was filled with animals and she claims she could ride before she could walk, dreaming about riding in the Olympics herself one day so it’s no surprise that her first book for children recreates her own childhood love of animals in a book that’s a perfect blend of warmth and humour.

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad nine-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when her eccentric parents announce that they are going to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.

The horse they buy, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even trot round the field without his best friend, Percy, a naughty palomino pony, at his side.

But Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion - he just needs the right motivation...

A classic, funny animal story perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and My Family and Other Animals.

'A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message' - Jacqueline Wilson

 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141362908
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 26 mm

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“"Fantastic"”

I bought this book for my 6 year old granddaughter. And "fantastic" is how she describes it. It was the nightly read until finished, I haven't read it myself because her mother wouldn't let anyone... More

Hardback edition
31st January 2017
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“The racehorse who wouldn't gallop”

An amazing book to read. Has interesting characters that children can relate to, with a strong storyline. Language is simple to understand for developing independent readers. Definitely one to read, particularly if... More

Hardback edition
31st October 2016
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“Best book I have ever read!”

I’m twelve and I LOVE this book so much! Claire Balding is such an amazing writer! She makes you feel almost as if you actually know the characters, like they’re real people.

Paperback edition
20th April 2018
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