The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop (Hardback)

Clare Balding


'A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message' - Jacqueline Wilson Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy. Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed. The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the pony ever stop farting? Find out in this classic, funny animal story, perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell.

Product Details

  • Product code: AUXVR
  • ISBN: 9780141362908
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 20.7cm x 13.8cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 22 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 0

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A galloping good read! -

My 7-year-old daughter and I have been enthralled and thoroughly entertained by the Bass family, Noddy and Percy the Pony! We got to the end last night, with my daughter re-enacting parts of the story and asking loads of questions, which greatly improves her understanding of comprehension. We feel lost now - come on Clare, another book soon please!

Humphwoody , Wed Jun 21 10:51:18 BST 2017

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