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Death March The Zone yThis touching book shows aoung dogs hard life From being rescued From A Pond To a pond to on the streets even the toughest book reader may need a box of tissues beside them This is a lovely book and as I ve mentioned is very touching i would recommend this book to a oung would recommend this book to a oung audience around 11 12 ear olds woul This is a charming story about the different lives of one dog Born to run by *Micheal Morpugo is a story about the life of a greyhound *Morpugo is a story about the life of a greyhound the experiences he encounters The book is I would probably guess aimed at oung teenagers However any dog lover will love this tale of a greyhound who has three different and very contrasting owners for the duration of this novel The story begins with Patrick a Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day: My Autobiography young boy who whilst walking on his way to school sees a bag floating in the canal which seems to be moving Without any concern for his own safety he jumps into the canal and gets the bag onto dry land where he discovers the bag is full of little greyhound pups He becomes a hero in his school and after much deliberation on his parent s side they allow him to keep one of the puppies who he names Best Mate And that is exactly what they become unseparable enjoying each others company What Best Mate loves to do is run and Patrick and him love to run in the parkHowever one day something happens to change all that and Patrick and Best Mate become separated Best Mate begins a new life as a racing dog and becomes called Bright Eyes in this new life he meets new friends Alfie another greyhound and Becky aoung girl who lives at the kennels Although Best Mate or Bright Eyes as he is now called misses Patrick he settles into his new life and becomes a champion racing greyhoundLife for Best Mate however seems always set to change and due to various circumstances he finds that he is without a home and is then taken in by Joe who runs a baked potato van and he names the dog Paddywack and so begins another chapter in Best Mates lifeI thought this was a lovely book It is uite clearly written for children Representation Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Culture Media and Identities Series yet it still has an appeal to an older reader ifou love dog stories The book has 240 pages but the font used is so easily readable that it s uite possible to read the whole book in an evening The story is very charming and the characters are larger than life Be warned that despite this book being a child s book it may have Five fags a day you in tears There are some very sad moments This book isn t really suitable foroung children it tackles some serious issues one being children running away and the other that sometimes racing greyhounds are shot when they become too old or injured to run This was a topic that I did not expect to find in this book but the author describes in clear detail that Wicked Affairs p 2 you are under no doubt what happens to the poor dogs. For Best Mate being rescued from drowning as aoung puppy is only the start of his. Born To RunI felt this was worth mentioning as many people will find this *uite to read It was in fact an article in a *upsetting to It was in fact an article in a about this practice that prompted the author to write the book in the first place He had a rescue dog himself which prompted him into thinking about the life story of a He had a rescue dog himself which prompted him into thinking about the life story of a book also has a really good section at the back which will appeal to dog lovers There is a bit by the author about why he wrote the book information about the retired greyhound trust a fun uiz to find out what kind of dog Jane of Gowlands you are most like information on animal charities interesting dog facts famous dogs most common dog names and howou can get involved in helping dogs Another little touch I liked is that at the bottom right of each page throughout the book is a little picture of Best Mate and if ou flip through the pages it makes him run There are illustrations throughout the book and a lovely photo of a retired greyhound on the front coverSo in summary this is an emotive account about a greyhound who has a lot of difficulties thrown at him but shows great character and loyalty to the end It is a story that will appeal to dog lovers but isn t really suitable for oung children If The Proposal you are going to give it to a child be warned they will probably want a dog after reading it if they didn t before My friend recommended this book to me and I didn t have high expectations But it was amazing I recommend this to anyone who wants a short but emotional read Its a touching story about a greyhound who had many different lives He was saved from a canal with the rest of his siblings and kept by the rescuer He was dognapped attacked and left on his own to fend for himself will he ever find a true homeI recommend this book toounger aged children and animal loversI really liked this story because it s heartwarming and has very good composition it draws Prey you into the story andou don t want to put the book down as it s full of suprisesThe only thing i disliked about the story was that it was easily predictable in some places of the storyOverall i really enjoyed reading this book Doing the reading river activity for uni really took me back to this book as I remember it was the first chapter book that I really got into and found really emotive Decided to re read it and I still love it today Definitely one of my favourite Morpurgo books Yes of course I know that Michael s books are intended for a reading audience just slightly Addicted to Womanhood Book One younger than me However I am a sucker for a good doggie story and this must be one of the best out there Absolutely marvellous Excellent book as always by this exceptionally gifted children s author In this book it really shows how friends are a really important part ofour life and that our friends ar. Adventures From unwanted burden to favourite companion and from pet to champion race. E always there to help ou *BUT SOMETIMES ONE POINT IN YOUR *sometimes one point in Once is Never Enough yourou must leave Successful Employee Communications your old life and friends behind and find new friends I think this book really illustrates well that part of life thatour must let go of Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest your old comfortable life and find a new life This book is very fast paced It rattles along with barely a paragraph or chapter in sight I guess that is to keep children interested It looks like a book foroung children with wide line spacing and illustrations But I found the content to be very adult for the style of the book There was animal abuse parents dying nasty step parents children running away homelessness violence Maybe I m just old fashioned and don t expect to find those issues covered in a book that looks like it s aimed at early readers Maybe kids are tougher than they used to be and are used to this kind of stuff For me though this book was caught a bit in between the age groups it was written for The content is extremely emotive but the pace of the book and writing style

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away some the impact of eventsThe parts of the book written from a dog s eye view were a nice idea and made a good bridge for sudden shifts in the story But for me they didn t uite ring true The perpective was too human it didn t sound like a dog talking Overall it was a decent read It s an emotional roller coaster with both nasty and kind people displayed by how they treat the dog But I d rather either see some of the nasty bits taken out to make it suitable for smaller children or see them covered carefully for maximum impact on a teenageadult audience THIS BOOKAs ou can see I am struggling for wordsThis book is absolutely gorgeous Strong themes of friendship family and loyalty Read it Love it Cry Cry again Then read all of Michael Morpurgo s other books ALL OF THEMThis had always been one of my top favourite Michael Morpurgo books when I read them a good few ears ago so I was skeptical and to be honest scared that I wouldn t love it as much if I reread it now But wow I was wrong This Book I can t even form well structured sentences This book has given me the reassurance that no one is ever too old for one of Morpurgo s timeless gems I look forward to rereading all of Morpurgo s other gorgeous books now and in many Un amor fora ciutat years to come I need to clarify that this 5 rating is certainly not for the nostalgia of this reread Sure I wouldn t have picked up this book now if I hadn t loved the author and book previously but that does not mean in any way that my rating is biased Born to Run has a simplistic beauty to it s writing heart wrenching and emotional storylines and the most lovable and precious characters I dare someone not to fall in love with this book Ifou give Born to Run a chance Blue Murder you will never ever regret it. Dog this remarkable greyhound proves that it's not just cats who have than one life.