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Morpurgo perfection. A donkey as fast as a racehorse? Only a magical garden gnome can make this wish come true… In Dublin, where horses run wild in the fields near the tower blocks, Jackie dreams of owning her own horse – the fastest in the world. But all she has is Gran’s old donkey, Barnaby. He’s not only slow, he’s as stubborn as a mule. Yet Jackie wishes Barnaby could run like a racehorse. And then a magical garden gnome, Mr Skip, grants her wish. Could Barnaby – ‘the Superdonk’ – really win the Irish Derby?
- Magical younger fiction by a master storyteller
- An uplifting tale of hope and dreams coming true
- Accessible illustrated text that builds confidence
- Written by the celebrated author of War Horse
5050 in Schools Catalogue 2017/18
June 7th, 2012
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AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 2.0 points
- 112 pages
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