A witty, contemporary "fairytale" by this prize-winning author.
In Dublin where horses run wild in the fields near the tower blocks, Jackie watches the boys on the estate ride their horses and longs to own one of her own. All Jackie has is her Gran's old donkey Barnaby, who is a stubborn as . . . a mule!
One day, while rummaging in an old skip, Jackie finds a broken garden gnome which she restores back to former glory and gives to her mum for her birthday. Much to her astonishment, Mr Skip talks to Jackie! Because she gave him a new lease of life, he is going to help make her dreams come true.