Born to Run



“Born to Run” by Michael Morpurgo chronicles Best Mate, a greyhound navigating life’s highs and lows. Morpurgo explores the world of dog racing, the depth of human bonds, and the power of unconditional animal love. A poignant tale that underscores the enduring connection between humans and their loyal companions.

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Number of pages: 256

Published: 14 September 2023

SKU: 9780008638597 Categories: , Tag:


A tale of loyalty, hope, and the powerful bonds that connect us, “Born to Run” is yet another heartwarming story from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo.

In this riveting journey, readers follow the footsteps of Best Mate, a greyhound who experiences the full spectrum of human emotions. From being a cherished companion to experiencing betrayal and abandonment, Best Mate’s life takes many turns. Throughout his adventures, he encounters numerous characters – each with their own story to tell and lessons to learn.

Through Best Mate’s eyes, Morpurgo explores the depths of human relationships and the ways in which animals touch and enrich our lives. The novel deftly delves into the world of dog racing, highlighting both the excitement and the darker shades of the sport.

With Morpurgo’s trademark emotive prose, “Born to Run” is not just a story about a dog’s life, but a reflection on the human condition, society’s morals, and the indefatigable spirit of creatures who love unconditionally. It’s a must-read for both young readers and adults, serving as a poignant reminder of the enduring bond between humans and animals.

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Weight 225 g
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.8 cm