Born to Run (Collector's Edition)

4.16 avg rating
( 3,771 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007230594: Born to Run (Collector's Edition)

Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner..."The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning."When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face!Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes. But what will happen when he can't run any more?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

Review:

Praise for Born to Run:"Pitch perfect... this hardened book reviewer kept having to wipe away the tears" Daily MailPraise for The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips:"...a succinctly engaging tear-jerker, it is also full of happiness and affection and has a joyful ending... It is also about people who care enough to look after each other, offering a lesson in life as well as history. Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week"From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." Guardian"As always, Morpurgo writes with solid confidence in a voice that's gentle yet spellbinding." Evening Standard"Classic Morpurgo brilliance" Bookseller's choice, Publishing News"...Michael Morpurgo weaves a touching tale that's full of surprises. A master storyteller at his best." Funday Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound s journey through life - and from owner to owner. The sack wasn t just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning. When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can t bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn t he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that s what he becomes. Patrick s favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer s step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes.But what will happen when he can t run any more?. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007230594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound s journey through life - and from owner to owner. The sack wasn t just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning. When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can t bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn t he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that s what he becomes. Patrick s favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer s step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes.But what will happen when he can t run any more?. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007230594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Michael Morpurgo
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800072305940000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 02/06/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
eBookMole LTD
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 02/06/2008, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book In Stock, All orders dispatched same day from our UK warehouse,book cover may vary. Trusted Bucks Retailer, Est 2000.Visit our Abe store. Happy reading :). Bookseller Inventory # 9780007230594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books. Book Condition: New. 0007230591 Brand New, Paperback, Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # O_9780007230594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Michael Morpurgo
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Bookseller Inventory # RO_9780007230594

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by Harper Collins 2008-01-01 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 2008-01-01, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007230594B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.60
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 2008-06-02 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 2008-06-02, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00003731

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 2008-06-02 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 2008-06-02, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00615174

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN 10: 0007230591 ISBN 13: 9780007230594
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0007230591 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # YGDA-FBD-02304

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book