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  • Published: 3 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141309156
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

Bow Down Shadrach


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Shadrach is a very old, circus-trained Clydesdale horse – and the favourite family pet. When Hannah discovers that Shadrach has been sold to a dog food factory, she decides to mount a heroic rescue and enlist the help of her two younger brothers.
From the beginning, their plans go seriously wrong. By the time they've argued with the repulsive Wuff Stuff man, hidden Shadrach in a church and in a caravan, and floated him on a mussel barge, they're in desperate need of rescuing themselves.

  • Pub date: 3 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141309156
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is a much-loved, multi-award-winning New Zealand author of more than 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Three of her novels, The Silent One, Bow Down Shadrach, and Hunter, have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eaterwon junior fiction awards two years running. Joy has been awarded the OBE for her services to children's writing.

When not travelling the world, Joy spends her time between Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.

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