The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop

Publisher: Puffin

Charlie's convinced that Noble Warrior is special and can win the Epsom Derby - even though Noble Warrior won't gallop without Percy the palomino pony. On top of that, Charlie's parents can't really afford to keep a horse, and she has no jockey (only Joe, an orphan whose father died in a horseracing accident). But the prize money could save her family's farm from bankruptcy…

Her brothers stop teasing and help, and so do friends - but Charlie's training tips come from a book. Can she really achieve her dream? Maybe they should have stuck with Strictly Chicken Come Dancing to rescue the farm?

With interesting, believable characters and an emotionally powerful, sometimes nail-bitingly tense family story, this equine fairy tale of a wish come true is driven by Charlie's determination, courage and passion.

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