HORSE PIE

HORSE PIE

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Captain, Ladybird and Herbert - two Shire horses and a Suffolk Punch - are not pleased when Jenny, a retired seaside donkey, arrives at the Old Horses' Home. It's supposed to be a home for horses, and they don't want to share their field with a common little donkey. Then rustlers are spotted in the area: thieves who like nothing better than to steal horses and ship them abroad - to be made into horse pie! Can Jenny and her friends save the huge heavy horses?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 153 x 185 x 5mm | 77g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white
  • 0552554324
  • 9780552554329
  • 271,574

Review quote

"'An endearing animal story... Language is well used in this book, which is accessible without ever condescending to the new reader' The Mail on Sunday 'The story has everything to delight readers in the 5-9 age range. The large print is clear and inviting, the illustrations plentiful and sympathetic and there is a happy ending. Perfect for bedtime reading' Junior Bookshelf 'A well-written, warmly sensitive and entertaining tale with a lovely ending. Destined to become a firm favourite' Books for Keeps 'Easy to read by newly independent readers. The touching story is beautifully told, tender but not cloying, and lovely to share' FCBG PICK OF THE YEAR 1993"show more

About Dick King-Smith

DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for All Becaus of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for Harriet's Hare. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.show more

Review Text

"A well-written, warmly sensitive and entertaining tale with a lovely ending. Destined to become a firm favourite"show more

Back cover copy

Three magnificent horses - in terrible danger... Captain, Ladybird and Herbert - two Shire horses and a Suffolk Punch - are not pleased when Jenny, a retired seaside donkey, arrives at the Old Horses' Home. It's supposed to be a home for horses, and they don't want to share their field with a common little donkey. Then rustlers are spotted in the area: thieves who like nothing better than to steal horses and ship them abroad - to be made into horse pie! Can Jenny and her friends save the huge heavy horses?show more

Rating details

40 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 15% (6)
4 20% (8)
3 52% (21)
2 12% (5)
1 0% (0)
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