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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"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.
"Not keen on the narration"
Was it not possible to find an Irish actor for this? The posh English accent detracted from the story in my opinion.
"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.
"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.
Mr skip is about a girl who find things in a skip. Mr skip is a garden gnome which is magic and it gave the family good luck. It is one of the most amazing book I have ever read 😊😊😊😊💟💟💟💟💟💟💟👻💗🐎🍄🍄
"Loved by my daughter"
Very nice children's story lots there to entertain the young reader.
Not too sure
Rags to riches modern day fairytale
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