Dear Mr Morpingo by Geoff Fox
  

Dear Mr Morpingo

Written by Geoff Fox

9+ readers   

RRP £5.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

This is a must for every fan of Michael Morpurgo’s books; a veritable feast of information, both on the author himself but also on his books, how he came to write them and where the inspiration for his writing comes from. And did you know that Michael wrote Kensuke’s Kingdom because a fan wrote in asking him to write a book about a boy who gets stuck on a desert island. So, if you have an idea for a good book, then why not write it yourself or perhaps even write to Michael just as this boy did! Finally, there is a delightfully captivating short story which has never previously been published.

Synopsis

Dear Mr Morpingo by Geoff Fox

Children's Laureate, prize-winning author and originator of 'Farms for City Children', Michael Morpurgo has written over 90 books. He is a recipient of the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award. This book looks at the world of Michael Morpurgo, his childhood, how he began to write, and the people, the stories and the landscapes that have influenced his work. It examines the books themselves, drawing together common themes and encouraging the reader to read further for themselves. It also includes a section on the development of a book, answering some of those questions that Michael is frequently asked, 'where do you get your ideas from?' or 'how long does it take to produce a book?'

About the Author

Geoff Fox taught first in schools and then at Exeter University, where he was in the School of Education for some 30 years. He has written widely about children's books including numerous reviews and articles for the Times Educational SupplementBooks for Keeps. He continues to edit Children's Literature in Education and also spends time telling stories in schools and helping to run a local Arts Centre.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Author

Geoff Fox
More books by Geoff Fox

Publisher

Icon Books Ltd

Publication date

4th November 2004

ISBN

9781840466072

Categories


LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools