Murray the Race Horse

Gavin Puckett
NZD $16.99

Hilarious new edition of an underdog story (about a horse) from Greenhouse Funny Prize winner Gavin Puckett and illustrator Tor Freeman, for ages 7+.

Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem - he's just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, 'Fancy a race?' Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique...

Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), is complemented by Tor Freeman's hilarious illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.

Author bio:

Gavin lives in South Wales with his wife, his young son and their cat, George. He spends his days working as a school liaison officer with the police and won the Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2013 with his debut book, Murray the Horse. Tor Freeman is a Londoner and a freelance illustrator since she graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration in 1999. In 2012 she was awarded a Sendak Fellowship.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9780571334681
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Child Trade
Pub Date: June 2017
Page Extent: 80
Format: Paperback
Age: 7 - 9
Subject: Children's fiction