About this book
When a young boy gets a reputation for being naughty at school, he reacts by being the bad lad that everyone expects. Leaving school at 14, he becomes a thief and eventually ends up in Hollesley Prison. But Mr Alfie, the stable manager, decides to give the boy a chance, letting him look after the horses. It turns out that his skill with horses saves him from a life of crime. By the author of "War Horse", with illustrations by Michael Foreman. Ages: 7+
When a boy gets a reputation for being naughty at school he reacts by becoming a bad lad that he thinks everyone expects him to be. This book explores the beautiful story of compassion from a stranger to help a young boy turn his life of crime into something more promising.