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Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked

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'Can all animals talk?' Jack asked. 'Well, of course they can,' said Boadicea the Shetland Pony. 'We're not idiots, you know.' ---------- Jack is a very small and bendy boy. So small and bendy, that he can hide inside his own school bag! Other than bending and hiding, his favourite thing to do is to go to Old Mr Mudge's junkyard and ride the horses, Lightning and Boadicea. It's definitely better than going home to his drippy Aunt Violet, smelly Uncle Ted and evil cousin Kelly. But when he (accidentally) runs away, he finds himself on an adventure to free his mum from prison- with the help of a lot of talking animals! Filled with excitement, fun and far too much horse poo, this is the hilarious new story from national treasure Ade Edmondson, author of Tilly and the Time Machine.

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9780141372495
  • ISBN: 9780141372495
  • Pub Date: 18th June 2018
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 256

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15th July '18
Four Lanes Junior School read it themselves aged 7 to 11
Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked 9780141372495
5 stars
Talking Animals

I recommend this book to older children as there is some complicated language and sad parts. It is all about the talking animals that help Jack, who has run away from home (well his drippy Aunt Violet, farting Uncle Ted and horrible cousin Kelly). There is a talking horse called Boadicea who Jack is especially fond of. This is a great book! 

Sofia (aged 9)


I liked this book because Jack acted really heroic and brave. It’s a great book for people with good imaginations and who love horses. I liked the ending because he got to buy a farm and keep the talking horse. I didn’t like it when Mr Mudge died or that Jack’s mum was in prison. I would recommend this book to everyone. 

Elena (aged 9)


Funny with a scoop of giggles on top

This book is funny and exciting, with a couple of sad moments. I would recommend it for children aged 7-12 years. My favourite character was Mr Mudge who was funny and kind. In the story Jack Sampson is the main character, he is cheeky and daring but has had an upsetting life. I was really pleased he found his happy ending. 

Olivia (aged 9)


It’s a whole other world! 

I think lots of children would like this book, with its talking animals and fun characters. This book is perfect entertainment with the funny illustrations. You will not want to put it down once you start it - I didn’t! 

Edward (aged 8)


Lots of funny instruments 

I really enjoyed this book, it was hilarious. There is a smelly uncle that doesn’t care about Jack and his poor mother is locked up behind bars. Jack’s friend Mr Mudge is an old man with two horses (Lightning and best of all the brilliant Boadicea). She kept a big secret from Jack - she could talk! Unfortunately there are some sad moments but that is what makes this story fantastic. 

Beth (aged 9)

A fun packed adventure

This book is very funny and enjoyable for ages 7-10 years. My favourite character is Boadicea because she can talk and she is very moody. It does contain some sad moments but it has a happy ending. I would give it 5/5 stars. 

Amelia (aged 9)


This small boy called Jack runs away from his Aunt Violet and stinky Uncle Ted and he meets a talking horse. His mission is to prove his mum is innocent with help from his friends from the animal kingdom. I really liked it when the animals told Jack that they let humans think that they are in control. My favourite characters were the squirrel as he was funny and was in charge of the other animals and Boadicea because she was moody but hilarious. I don’t think the front cover does it justice but otherwise, it’s an amazing book. 

Samuel (aged 10)
12th July '18
Dandelion934 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked 9780141372495
5 stars
This is a funny book. There's a boy called Jack, who meets lots of different animals, and they all talk. My favourite character was the horse called Boadicea. I like her because she is a good partner to the horse called Lightning, and she is really nice to Jack and the animals. The horses live some stables in a junkyard in the centre of a town. There is a man called Old Mr Mudge who lives in the junkyard too. The horses ran away from the junkyard because of workers. The funniest part was when the workers were trying to catch Boadicea but she ran away and was really quick and kicked them over! There are lots of pictures in the book, I liked them. There are one or two sad bits. It's a good book, it made me feel happy and I want to read it again.
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