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Mr Skip

By: Michael Morpurgo
Narrated by: Cassandra Harwood
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Summary

I’ll put you together again. And Mum and me, we’ll look after you alright?!?Jackie wants a horse of her own, one that’ll be the fastest on the estate, the fastest in all of Ireland and the fastest in the entire world. Mum wants to a little cottage in the country for her and Jackie to live in. What they get is a garden gnome that Jackie finds in rubbish skip; one she lovingly repairs and paints; a gnome she calls Mister Skip. And Jackie soon discovers that with Mister Skip, anything is possible!

A fairy-tale for today from a master storyteller.

©2002 Michael Morpurgo (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great story but read too fast

My 5 year old Grandaughter loves this story. Fantastic to listen to on a long car journey.

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The story was absolutely fantastic and Cassandra Harwood was a great narrator. I loved it. Though I wish it could be slightly longer.

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Amazing

Amazing 😉 story listen 👂 to it a couple of times if you like horses 🐴 then you will like this I would love to go to MR SKIP pixy park 🐰💩🐱😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🐱🐱🐱😉😉👂🐴🐯🐴💩🐱🐰🐰🐰

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A good story

A good story about a racing donkey and a magic garden gnome . Just like wish

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Would happily listen to it again

My 9 yr old daughter really liked the idea of the story. Really enjoyed it.

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Awesome

So cool happy and sad but there is nothing I would like to hear more than Mr skip it is so relaxing

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Sweet, quirky story

My four year old, eight year old, and I all enjoyed this story, though it's not on the same level as Morpurgo's better known work like War Horse or The Butterfly Lion. He evoked the setting- an Irish estate - in a charming way, and I loved that it was a female protagonist trying to better the sexist boys. Narration was very strange though in that, although it was a first person narrative about an Irish girl, she spoke in an English accent and reverted to Irish for the dialogue. I felt this detracted from the story a bit,and didn't make any sense, as the narrator could clearly do an Irish accent.

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Was it not possible to find an Irish actor for this? The posh English accent detracted from the story in my opinion.

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Enjoyed by my 7 year old little girl in bed

My 7 year old little girl loved listening to this lovely story. She liked the donkey the best. She also says the garden was wonderful.

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A great feel good story

Mr Skip is a great story, in which a kind and loving little girl's dreams come true. Her friendship for Mr Skip, a magical gnome, is rewarded in the most unimaginable ways. A tale of love, faith and friendship that teaches those on top of the world not to scoff and those who feel at the bottom never to stop believing and hoping that things can change for the better! Narrator is a fabulous story teller who keeps you engaged and interested.

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  • Russell Bernard
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Morpurgo, the master childrens story teller.

I wonderful children's story about gnomes and a pour young man and the good fortunes that come to him.