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Not Bad for a Bad Lad

Not Bad for a Bad Lad

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By (author) Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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  • Publisher: Templar Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 79 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 224mm x 14mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1848773129
  • ISBN 13: 9781848773127
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports.
  • Sales rank: 248,050

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This is the wonderfully moving story of redemption from one of the greatest living children's writers Micheal Morpurgo and featuring stunning illustrations from three-time Greenaway Medal winner Michael Foreman. When a young boy gets a reputation for being naughty at school, he reacts by being the bad lad that everyone expects. Leaving school at fourteen, he becomes a thief and eventually ends up in Hollesley Prison. But Mr Alfie, the stable manager, decides to give the boy a chance, letting him look after the horses. The boy reveals a talent with horses that saves him from a life of crime and Mr Alfie's believe in the boy is rewarded. On leaving prison, he manages to get a job working with horses in the army, and eventually achieves his life-long ambition.

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