Born to Run

By Michael Morpurgo

A tale of kindness triumphing over cruelty, of resilience, friendship and the value of looking forward rather than behind you – from a master storyteller

‘Pitch perfect’ Daily Mail

When Patrick saves a greyhound puppy from drowning in the canal, he gives his beloved new pet the only name that feels right: Best Mate.

But despite Patrick’s promise to look after Best Mate forever, it isn’t long before the greyhound is thrust into a new life and threatened with a fate he will have to fight to escape. In the face of constant danger, Best Mate finds a way to survive. The real challenge will be finding a home . . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 8 to 10
Release Date: 14 Sep 2023
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0-00-863859-7
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain\'s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

”'Pitch perfect… this hardened book reviewer kept having to wipe away the tears” - Daily Mail