MY GRANDAD KNEW PHAR LAP
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Toby, on the cover. Me, and Phar Lap. How many kids get their picture on
the same page as Phar Lap? Itís not like I actually knew the big
horse, but my Grandad did. And when Grandad talks, you know Phar
Lap, Grandad is most important here. I reckon I come third. Iím a good
listener, see! Not that Iím backward at talking, so itís me telling
you all this now. Iím telling you because every bit about Phar Lap is
true. I bet weíll never see another horse like him. These days a few
get close, but in the end Phar Lap wins again. So this is his Ė true
Ė story, but along the way Grandad tells us something about himself
that heís kept secret for yonks. And I find out something about myself
too, all because of Phar Lap. That horse really is
P.S. You can
see him in the
|What other people have said about this book:|
Errol Broome has done her homework and created a
fast moving and colourful story.
...ideal for students of middle primary.
The novel will inspire readers to find out more
about this Australian icon
...an excellent choice for a read-aloud during the
Melbourne Cup carnival.
Allison Paterson, Magpies July
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