Narrated By: Cassandra Harwood
Duration: 1 hour and 6 minutes
What to expect
“I’ll put you together again. And Mum and me, we’ll look after you alright?!?”
Jackie wants a horse of her own, one that’ll be the fastest on the estate, the fastest in all of Ireland and the fastest in all the world. Mum wants a little cottage in the country for her and Jackie to live in. What they get is a garden gnome that Jackie finds in a rubbish skip; a gnome she lovingly repairs and paints; a gnome she calls Mister Skip. And Jackie soon discovers that with Mister Skip, anything is possible!
A fairy-tale for today from a master storyteller.
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Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
“Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching.” – The Guardian
“Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects.” – Daily Telegraph
“There are few children’s writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo.” – Daily Express
“Morpurgo’s gift is to make this long-ago world of danger and heartbreak accessible without ever patronising his young readers.” – Sunday Mercury
“Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative”
Elizabeth Reilly – British Council
“The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers.” -The Guardian.