John D Gorilla at the Cheltenham Races


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: The third magical, humorous adventure for the loveable John D Gorilla.


John D Gorilla comes from the jungles of Africa to a village in the Cotswolds. He thinks it is very exiting to watch a charity horse race with the lady in the pretty hat (it has bananas on it).

It is exciting for the horses too. They have never seen a gorilla before.

In the heat of the race, a jockey takes a tumble and makes John D Gorilla fall out of his tree … right onto the back of a galloping horse!

These adventures are inspired by a real gorilla who lived in Uley a century ago. John D Gorilla’s stories provide a cosy shared reading experience for child and adult. The perfect recipe to encourage a love of reading − a dash of confidence with lashings of imagination.

This is the third book in Claudia and Katherine MacInnes’ series about a real-life gorilla and the adventures he had in and around his home in the Cotswolds one hundred years ago.


This book will be released on Thursday 23 November 2017 and your copy will be posted to arrive on that date.

Take a look at the other books in the series too!

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