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Junkyard Story Series: Episode 3 - Hare-chopper!

Joe and Mike recruit their new mechanical rabbit, Tonk, to mow the lawn. Can they recover from the chaos that happens before Mike’s dad returns home?

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Hare-chopper!

Mike Himmel ran his finger along the sun-warmed door of an old junked car. The 1936 Bentley Blower was one of his favourites in his father’s junkyard.

Mike then came to a school bus lying on its side. Its roof was peeled open like an awning. This was where he had a metal workshop, along with his best mate Joe Sakana. Joe was testing the knee joint on a new grasshopper sculpture he'd made. Standing nearby was Tonk, the boys’ robot rabbit.

Joe and Mike look at the tall yellow grasshopper robot.

“Man! That looks cool!” Mike said. The scar near his eye crinkled when he smiled.

“Thanks!” Joe said. He pushed his thick glasses back up the bridge of his nose. 

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Benefits of reading Junkyard - Hare-chopper!

This short story covers the friendship theme. Hare-chopper! is written and narrated in the third person. We recommend children with a reading age of 6 - 10 years old for this story.

Who are the main characters in Junkyard - Hare-chopper!?

The main character in the Junkyard series is ten-year-old Joe Sakana and his best friend Mike Himmel. This is a sci-fi story series set in Swindon where the boys create robots that become characters. In episode 3 they create a mechanical rabbit.