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Runaway Horse

Barney The Boat Dog
Runaway Horse

  • Barney lives in a narrowboat with his owner, Jim. He loves cruising along the canals and rivers, meeting new people and having adventures.
  • Barney The Boat Dog is a series of warm-hearted tales from classic author, Linda Newbery.

Barney and Jim are on their way to deliver a special birthday present to Jim's grandson when their boat breaks down. It looks like they won't make it to the party - until Puzzle the horse steps in to save the day. But Puzzle turns out to be quite a handful...

Information

Age: 7+

Lexile Measure: 820L

Book Band: 9 - Gold

BIC: C3N79

Linda Newbery

Linda Newbery wrote her first novel during the summer holidays from her job as English teacher in a comprehensive school. Now a critically acclaimed full-time author, Linda has written over twenty novels, been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Silver Medal Nestle Children’s Book Prize and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Linda does much of her work in a writing hut in her garden but is often distracted by her own four cats ...

Visit www.lindanewbery.co.uk to find out more.

Linda Newbery