Author(s): Linda Newbery
Jim and Barney are in trouble. The boat's engine won't start and they've got to get to Jim's grandson's birthday party, so they get a big, strong horse named Puzzle to give them a tow. Barney and Puzzle become firm friends, with Puzzle trusting Barney to help him along the way. Although Jim finds Puzzle a bit of a handful, all goes well until the horse is frightened by some pigs and gallops away. It's up to Barney to find Puzzle and make sure they get to the birthday celebrations -
Linda wrote her first novel during the summer holidays from her job as a secondary school teacher. Now a critically acclaimed full-time author, Linda has written over twenty novels, been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Silver Medal Nestle Children’s Book Prize and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Linda does much of her work in her writing hut in her garden but is often distracted by her own furry feline friends...