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I Own the Racecourse!

I Own the Racecourse!: Text Classics

Patricia Wrightson

Introduction by Kate Constable

Andy Hoddel was different from other boys. He never really understood the game they played, in which they ‘owned’ the factories, the library and the police station in their town, but he longed to tell them he owned something too.

Then he met an old tramp and paid him three dollars for Beecham Park Racecourse. 

When Andy’s friends find out they are horrified. Andy would have to be told he’d been taken for a ride—but how could they tell him without breaking his heart, especially when all the staff at the racecourse were calling him the ‘owner’? How could anyone take away his racecourse? 

Kate Constable introduces this Text Classics edition of Patricia Wrightson’s I Own the Racecourse!

Read Kate Constable’s introduction, ‘A Different Kind of Dreaming’.

About the Author

Patricia Wrightson, one of Australia’s most eminent writers for children and teenagers, was part of the vanguard that established our literature for children: not only in Australia but around the world.

She was born at Bangalow, near Lismore on the New South Wales north coast, in 1921 and grew up between the two world wars, developing a...

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Extent:
192pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
22 May 2013
First published:
1968
Region:
NSW
ISBN:
9781922147028
AU Price:
$12.95
Themes:
disability, friendship, family, bullying, identity
Reading age:
11+
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