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Murray the Race Horse

Gavin Puckett
Illustrated by Tor Freeman

Hilarious new edition of an underdog story (about a horse) from Greenhouse Funny Prize winner Gavin Puckett and illustrator Tor Freeman, for ages 7+.

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Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem – he’s just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, ‘Fancy a race?’ Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique…

Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), is complemented by Tor Freeman’s hilarious illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.

Critic Reviews

A great little series . . . told in quick rhyme (similar to a limerick pattern) which adds to the humor and interest of the tale. The story was fun, quick, and engaging. Recommended.

Critic Reviews

I think you will find,
if you give it a look,
a story that’s silly,
clever, and charming –
it’s written in rhyme
and completely disarming….

The illustrations here
play a big role.
Well-suited to the text,
they add to the whole.
Friendly, full-color
artwork galore.

Share it with young readers
they might be hooked.

Travis Jonker, School Library Journal Blog
Critic Reviews

Give this to your horse story fans and your humour readers.


Gavin lives in South Wales with his wife, his young son and their cat, George. He spends his days working as a school liaison officer with the police and won the Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2013 with his debut book, Murray the Horse.

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