No one know horse racing better than Clare Balding. In this reader, she gives children aged 7 and over an insight into what it feels like to own a horse.
Suitable for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell, this amazing animal tale follows the horse-mad 10-year old Charlie Bass as she manages to accidentally buy a racehorse. Named Noble Warrior, the stag looks the part - he's strong, fit and healthy. But there's one issue...
He refuses to leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy. Charlie wants Noble Warrior to be a champion, but with Derby Day not far away, it's not looking likely. The family farm is also close to being repossessed and Noble Warrior may be their only hope!
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!