ISBN-13: 9781839133145

RRP: £8.99

Published: 6th July 2023

Length: 240 Pages

Running with Horses

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Writing

Rabbit and his mum have moved to the coast to run a small caravan park. Rabbit has been struggling since he saw his father die – he finds it hard to speak. When he befriends a local boy, Joe, Rabbit begins to feel better – but he keeps having strange dreams of a frightened white horse. Hunting for the animal, the two boys stumble across something much more dangerous: a man being held hostage by a criminal gang. Their discovery will set them on a dangerous path that will risk everything Rabbit holds dear…


"Powerful… this is a writer following in the footsteps of writers such as Westall, Brooks and Almond"
Books for Keeps

"The trauma of grief, the brutality of bullies, the magical realness of dreams, and the power of nature — this poetic triumph reveals we’re stronger than we think... With an urgent inferno of a climax suffused in magic and nature, the best of humanity glints through destructive flames to create a powerfully memorable story... Running with Horses brims with truths that light the way and warm the heart"