Michael Morpurgo Born to Run

ISBN 13: 9780007266616

Born to Run

4.16 avg rating
( 3,705 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007266616: Born to Run

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.

Product Description:

Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life -- and from owner to owner!

Review:

Praise for Born to Run:

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

Praise 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 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 142 x 125 mm. Language: English . Brand New. 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 # AA89780007266616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Michael Morpurgo
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
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 # 97800072666160000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 142 x 125 mm. Language: English . Brand New. 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 # AA89780007266616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins 2008-06-02 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 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-00460745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Michael Morpurgo
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007266618. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007266618

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

Morpurgo, Michael
Published by HarperCollins Audiobooks, (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Audiobooks, 2008. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007266618

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

7.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins Audiobooks, (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 4
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Audiobooks, 2008. Book Condition: New. 2008. Unabridged. Audio CD. Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner. Num Pages: 3 pages. BIC Classification: 5AJ; YFB. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 139 x 142 x 24. Weight in Grams: 132. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007266616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

8.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins Audiobooks,
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Audiobooks, Book Condition: New. 2008. Unabridged. Audio CD. Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner. Num Pages: 3 pages. BIC Classification: 5AJ; YFB. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 139 x 142 x 24. Weight in Grams: 132. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007266616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

9.

Michael Morpurgo
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2008-06-02, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2008-06-02, London, 2008. audio CD. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007266616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael Morpurgo, Isla Blair
ISBN 10: 0007266618 ISBN 13: 9780007266616
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; 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. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007266616_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book