Joe and the Gladiator Author:Catherine Cookson What with trouble at home between his parents, and trouble with a bully at the Tyneside shipyard where he works, life is pretty bleak for fifteen-year-old Joe Darling. Then an unlikely friendship with an old rag-and-bone man, Mr Prodhurst, leads him into the greatest challenge of his life. For Mr Prodhurst bequeaths his peculiar-looking horse, T... more »he Gladiator, to Joe – with only enough money for the first few weeks’ feed!
How can Joe possibly look after the horse properly? He is determined to try. For otherwise, The Gladiator will have to be put down…« less