Muck & MagicMichael Morpurgo
A contemporary countryside tale about the power of friendship and creativity, from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite children’s author, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.
Bonny has always wanted to be a top cyclist, maybe even a future Olympic champion. But her world changes after meeting a sculptor named Lizzie, who gives her a job on her farm. Bonny is introduced to a life-sized sculpture of Lizzie’s horse and is allowed to pose as its rider, a completely magical experience. She learns from Lizzie that a true gift is never to be wasted, and that if you “breathe the world in deep”, you can do anything.