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Born to Run

(2006)
(Best Mates)
A novel by

 
 
Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life -- and from owner to owner! "The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning." When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep -- only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face! Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes.But what will happen when he can't run any more?

Genre: Children's Fiction

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October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Born to Run (Collector's Edition)
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-745614-X / 978-0-00-745614-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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September 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Born To Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-723057-5 / 978-0-00-723057-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Mates
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-811474-9 / 978-0-00-811474-9 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Mates
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-811857-4 / 978-0-00-811857-0 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Best Mates
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-811855-8 / 978-0-00-811855-6 (UK edition)
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2013 : Paperback
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Title: Born to Run (Chinese)
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 7507427110 / 978-7507427110
Publisher: Zhongguo Chengshi Chubanshe
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4056-6444-4 / 978-1-4056-6444-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Galaxy
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born To Run (Collector's Edition)
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-723059-1 / 978-0-00-723059-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born to Run (Collector's Edition)
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-731203-2 / 978-0-00-731203-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-726243-4 / 978-0-00-726243-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-726562-X / 978-0-00-726562-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born To Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-787473-1 / 978-0-00-787473-6 (UK edition)
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August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
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August 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Born to Run
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December 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-84648-523-1 / 978-1-84648-523-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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June 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Born to Run
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-726661-8 / 978-0-00-726661-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Best Mates
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
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February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Best Mates
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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