Mr Skip

Mr Skip

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"I'll put you together again. And Mum and me, we'll look after you alright?!?" Jackie wants a horse of her own, one that'll be the fastest on the estate, the fastest in all of Ireland and the fastest in all the world. Mum wants a little cottage in the country for her and Jackie to live in. What they get is a garden gnome that Jackie finds in a rubbish skip; a gnome she lovingly repairs and paints; a gnome she calls Mister Skip. And Jackie soon discovers that with Mister Skip, anything is possible! A fairy-tale for today from a master storyteller.show more

Product details

  • Downloadable audio file
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • 0007376758
  • 9780007376759

Author information

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 Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'. His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.show more

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Praise for Michael Morpurgo: "Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." - The Guardian "Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." - Daily Telegraph "There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." - Daily Express "Morpurgo's gift is to make this long-ago world of danger and heartbreak accessible without ever patronising his young readers." - Sunday Mercury "Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative" Elizabeth Reilly - British Council "The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." -The Guardian.show more