Not Bad For A Bad Lad by Michael Morpurgo

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It reads more like a short story than a novel...A smooth story for horse-mad readers, but it’s unlikely to find a much larger audience than that.
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A powerful and inspiring tale of redemption from the author of WAR HORSE - with a personal introduction to the story from Michael Morpurgo. Includes 'Facts Behind the Story' section.

"I know a good sort when I see one. That's why I've taken him on. That's why I took you on."

When a young lad strays into bad behaviour and thieving, he soon finds himself in Borstal prison for young men, lonely and without hope. But when Mr Alfie, who manages the stables, asks him to care for and tame a damaged horse, both are given a second chance.

Could this "bad lad"'s skill with horses help him follow his dreams?
 

About Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.
 
Published November 5, 2015 by Templar Fiction. 92 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Education & Reference. Fiction
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on Apr 13 2016

It reads more like a short story than a novel...A smooth story for horse-mad readers, but it’s unlikely to find a much larger audience than that.

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