The Best of Times
Written by Michael Morpurgo
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Beautifully told and exquisitely illustrated, this is a gem of a book. Michael Morpurgo weaves a magical story about the unusual way a prince finds to make his princess happy and so to save her life. Emma Chichester Clark’s illustrations capture the subtle mood changes of the palace as happiness turns to sadness and then, just in time, is turned back into happiness.
This square little hardback will make a wonderful gift and the text is beautifully complimented by some stunning imagery by the incredibly talented illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Other titles by Michael Mourpurgo in this same delightful small format include On Angel Wings and The Best Christmas Present in the World.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world. Michael Morpurgo has been shortlisted for the award, the winner of which will be announced in March 2010.
The Best of Times by Michael Morpurgo
When the Prince and the Princess marry, joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride's aching heart.
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