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Description - 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..."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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007230594
ISBN-10: 0007230591
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo - Reviewed by (25 Nov 2011)

Previously titled Best Mate, this is the story of a dog found with it's brothers and sisters in a hessian sack, floating along the river, left to die cruelly. The readers will immeditely love this cute little dog, and we feel for him, we breathe with him and are happy as he is. But his happiness is shortly lived, as he is kidnapped and taken from his owner, a boy he loves and who is his entire world. We hear Best Mate's owner, Patrick call for him and it could bring a tear to your eye as he is driven away, to see horrors. Will he ever be safe and happy now? There is Becca, but she's got sorrows plentiful... will best mate get back to his home? Or will he fins a new one?

One of Morpurgo's best.


Author Biography - Michael Morpurgo

Multi-award-winning author Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.

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