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Harry Hop-Pole (The Wispy Gorman Stories) Paperback – 1 Nov 2011

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: acorn book company (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956862802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956862808
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.5 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,487,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A tale of vaulting ambition.' - Magnus Mills 'I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this.' --New Books Magazine.

'Described as an epic tale that tells the story of one man s heroic struggle against listlessness, boredom, and the help of friends , Harry Hop-Pole is a comic novel, and one that stands out for its subject matter if nothing else. The story follows our protagonist Dick Scabbit, star of the Wispy Gorman Stories, and his friend, the titular Harry (that is, he of the Hop-Pole). After discovering Harry is quite good at jumping over things, Dick Scabbit sets himself on a mission to prepare his friend for the biggest challenge of all the Olympic games. This quest takes him on a strange journey to procure not only the material for a pole, but the means of making a pole capable of competing with the modern apparatus used by the likes of the American Jake Cranebilt and the Great Russian, Jumping Jinski. I ll be honest with you here readers, I m struggling for words with this review. There aren t really that many books that compare with Harry Hop-Pole, and for this reason, I would definitely say it s worth a read. It stands tall as a comic novel that presents something a little bit different to the norm.' --M.J.Ryder

'Olympic Fiction takes humour to new heights in Harry Hop-Pole. For a light-hearted and humorous take on the under-appreciated sport of pole-vaulting, look no further than this lovely little book. A perfect size for fitting in your pocket and reading in sunny spots. Just don't be surprised if you get odd looks from passing strangers as you chuckle away to yourself while enjoying all the eccentric characters that crop up on every page!' --Mr B's (Independent Bookshop of the Year 2008 and 2011)

'Perhaps the finest novel about pole-vaulting ever written.' --Sir Bernard Mikalis

'Olympic Fiction takes humour to new heights in Harry Hop-Pole. For a light-hearted and humorous take on the under-appreciated sport of pole-vaulting, look no further than this lovely little book. A perfect size for fitting in your pocket and reading in sunny spots. Just don't be surprised if you get odd looks from passing strangers as you chuckle away to yourself while enjoying all the eccentric characters that crop up on every page!' --Mr B's (Independent Bookshop of the Year 2008 and 2011) 'Perhaps the finest novel about pole-vaulting ever written.' -- --Sir Bernard Mikalis

About the Author

Harry Hop-Pole is the first in a series of books by Wispy Gorman. The other titles include: Chef of Distinction! The Ray of Truth, and The Finger of Destiny.


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