War and Peace A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose by Michael, M. B. E. Morpurgo


War and Peace A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose by Michael, M. B. E. Morpurgo

'My subject is War, and the pity of War', wrote First World War poet Wilfred Owen, yet for Rupert Brooke war was a matter of pride, not pity. Sometimes war might even be a vehicle for humour. Whether it's battle hymn or lament, silent reverie or marching song, all aspects of war and peace are to be found in this anthology of classic poetry and prose.


'Substantial... and the choice is rich indeed. Endlessly refreshing and intriguing... there's never a dull moment.'

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo, the Children's Laureate, has published over 95 titles. His books have been translated into over twenty languages, many have been adapted for the theatre and five have been made into films. In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for services to youth. His books have won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Children's Book Award and the Cercle D'Or Prix Sorciere (France), and several have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Kate Agnew has chaired the Booksellers Association Children's Group and has served as a judge for the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Award. She was a contributor to the Cambridge Guide to Children's Books, co-wrote Children at War with Geoff Fox and has recently edited a series of short story collections for Egmont. In 1999 she won a special British Book Award for her contribution to the National Year of Reading.

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176 pages


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Publication date

7th October 2004



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