- UK Edition
Murray the Horse
A rip-roaring, heartwarming, rhyming story about a horse who dares to believe (and a jockey who has to hang on for dear life). Book 1 in the 'Fables from the Stables' series.
Murray the horse dreams of winning races like the other horses at his stable – but there is one enormous problem: Murray is a slow-coach! When the favourite for the Cup hurts his hoof ahead of the high-stakes race, is this Murray’s chance to prove himself? It looks like it, until the new stable boy puts Murray’s racing plates on backwards. All seems lost – until Murray realises there is something special about his new shoes. As the starter’s whistle sounds, Murray goes off like a rocket . . . a rocket in reverse!
A rip-roaring, heartwarming, rhyming story about a horse who dares to believe (and a jockey who has to hang on for dear life).
World: Faber & Faber (UK)
Gavin Puckett works in schools throughout Wales teaching children of all ages about social issues. He lives in South Wales with his wife and young son. MURRAY THE HORSE was the UK winner of the 2013 Greenhouse Funny Prize. It became the first book in the wonderfully funny ‘Fables from the Stables’ series, which so far consists of MURRAY THE HORSE, HENDRIX THE ROCKING HORSE and COLIN THE CARTHORSE. Gavin is currently working on some more books for the series, which is no mean feat given that they have to star a horse, work in rhyme and make the reader laugh. Luckily for everybody Gavin is a dab hand at those crucial things.