ABOUT Horace Horrise and the Rickshaw
Published: 27th March 2019
Horace Horrise is the UK's funniest, liveliest and naughtiest young person, with grown-up stories for grown-up kids (and kids) about an eleven-year-old who thinks he's grown up - but isn’t!
Horace has been drawn into a breakfast-time discussion about work / life balance and is ably assisted by his siblings as they join the breakfast table with what turns into a philosophical debate. His mother inadvertently adds to the discussion even though she's gone shopping.
The conversation continues, albeit at a more superficial level, with the Ravens. This leads to Horace thinking that he has possibly found the answer to his father's dilemma in getting to the railway station in the morning and as a consequence presses the family's old rickshaw bicycle attachment back into service.
After a trial run across the road and then to the nearest town Horace is called upon to undertake a much longer journey. His passenger is in a great hurry to get to work but his unusual mode of transport gives him time to take stock of where he is going in his life and eventually he makes a surprising decision.
However, what is the more surprising is who exactly this passenger actually is. By chance Horace makes a very profitable discovery.
Horace Horrise and the Rickshaw is the eighth in a series of nine stories that make up The Adventures of Horace Horrise, the 21st century’s answer to Richmal Crompton’s Just William.