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The Complete Collection of 10 Retellings

The Complete Collection of 10 Retellings

Sir Michael Morpurgo retells ten of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. This collection includes Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James.

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The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest

The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Amanda Hadingue, Mogali Masuku, William Grint, Zoe Lambert Release Date: 01/09/2021

Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest, in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James. Look out for the other instalments of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Hamlet, King Lear and Henry V and Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew.

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When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena’s War

When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena’s War

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Helen Walsh Release Date: 01/09/2021

This first new novel in two years from the Nation’s Favourite Storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue – an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two… Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors’ home in Ithaca, and discovers – through a friendship with an extremely unusual flying fish – the extraordinary story of her great-aunt Elena; of how she fell in love, in the hardest of times, and how of how she became an unsung hero of World War Two. But Elena has gone missing, and Nandi has to find her. In her search, she will discover that Elena was an even greater hero than she thought – and still is… Nandi’s story is a beautiful and inspiring tale of personal discovery, of love and place and belonging, threaded through with the quiet heroism of everyday people. It is full of magic, myth and mystery; a classic Morpurgo novel that will move and thrill every reader who loved Private Peaceful and War Horse, and combines all the hallmarks of this beloved Master Storyteller.

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Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew

Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Colm Gormley, Kemi-Bo Jacobs Release Date: 01/08/2021

Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew, in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James. Look out for the other instalments of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Hamlet, King Lear and Henry V, and The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.

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King Lear and Henry V

King Lear and Henry V

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Avita Jay, Baker Mukasa, Ben Caplan, Zoe Lambert Release Date: 01/07/2021

Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, King Lear and Henry V, in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James. Look out for the other instalments of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbethand Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew, and The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.

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Macbeth and Hamlet

Macbeth and Hamlet

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Alice Blundell, Avita Jay, Dyfrig Morris, Patrick Osborne Release Date: 01/06/2021

Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, Macbeth and Hamlet, in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation's favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James. Look out for the other instalments of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and Henry V, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew, and The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

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Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Anne Odeke, Assad Zaman, Georgia Landers, Miles Jupp Release Date: 01/05/2021

Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself. Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar. Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James. Look out for future instalments of Macbeth and Hamlet, King Lear and Henry V, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew, and The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.

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The Puffin Keeper

The Puffin Keeper

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Hugh Laurie Release Date: 01/11/2020

Brought to you by Puffin. It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages. © Michael Morpurgo 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Michael Morpurgo: Stories of War Audio Collection: War Horse, Private Peaceful, Medal for Leroy

Michael Morpurgo: Stories of War Audio Collection: War Horse, Private Peaceful, Medal for Leroy

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Brian Trueman, Jamie Glover, Luke Treadaway, Mairi Macfarlane Release Date: 01/08/2020

Three classic wartime tales of identity, revelation and love that capture the power and scope of the human spirit. WAR HORSE At the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home. This full and unabridged version is beautifully performed by the National Theatre’s first Albert, OIivier-award-winner Luke Treadaway. PRIVATE PEACEFUL . Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1 and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion. A MEDAL FOR LEROY Michael doesn’t remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history. A story of love and loss inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army.

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Waiting for Anya

Waiting for Anya

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Nicholas Rowe Release Date: 01/02/2020

Jo did not stop until he’d shut the door behind him and even then his heart could not stop pounding in his ears. Jo finds out that Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis over the mountains near his village. All goes to plan until German soldiers start patrolling the mountains, and Jo realises the children are trapped. Jo's slightest mistake could have devastating consequences… Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction award. In the tradition of Goodnight Mr Tom, Carrie's War, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and perfect for fans of The Bone Sparrow, Waiting for Anya is a novel that takes children to the heart of a tumultuous period in history. It will provide a wider context for kids who have studied the Holocaust and The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver

Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver

Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Akbar Kurtha Release Date: 01/09/2019

A stunning new story of hope, humanity and high-seas adventure for children and adults everywhere from Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestselling author of WAR HORSE. "We were the truth of our own story. Me, and the two tiny people on my shoulder, in the middle of the sea..."   War has forced Omar and his mother to leave their home in Afghanistan and venture across the sea to Europe. When their boat sinks, and Omar finds himself alone, with no hope of rescue, it seems as if his story has come to an end.   But it is only just beginning.   Because in the end, a little hope makes a big difference...   A thrilling adventure inspired by the classic story of Gulliver's Travels, this is also a gripping modern narrative of rescue and refuge, from a writer at the height of his powers. A book about breaking down walls, at a time when many are trying to build them. And a timeless reminder of humanity's infinite capacity for good... even when those humans are very small indeed.

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Stories for Christmas: Five Classic Children's Books including Mog's Christmas, Paddington and the C

Stories for Christmas: Five Classic Children's Books including Mog's Christmas, Paddington and the C

Five of the best-loved Christmas stories to get your little ones through the festive season. Welcome to Christmas Stories for Children, for age 5+ Five of the best-loved children's Christmas books for your little ones to enjoy during the festive season including beloved classics such as Mog's Christmas, Paddington and the Christmas Surprise and more . This audio download is a heritage rich collection showcasing some of the biggest characters in Childrens literature we all know and love. Compiled by HarperCollins Childrens Books, featuring Michael Bond, Judith Kerr, Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark and Jill Barklem. Full of heart warming listening for all the family whether you're in the car on your way to loved ones at Christmas, or snuggled up at home on Christmas Day, Stories for Children is a must have this Winter. Playlist: Paddington and the Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond, read by Paul Vaughan Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr, read by Geraldine McEwan and cast The Best Christmas Present in the World by Michael Morpurgo, read by Sam Hodges Melrose and Croc: Together at Christmas by Emma Chichester Clark, read by Emilia Fox BRAMBLY HEDGE: Winter Story by Jill Barklem, read by Jon Moffatt Copyright: PADDINGTON AND THE CHRISTMAS SURPRISE © 2008 HarperCollins Publishers (P) 2008 HarperCollins Publishers; MOG'S CHRISTMAS © 1976 Judith Kerr (P )2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT IN THE WORLD © 2010 HarperCollins Publishers (P) 2010 HarperCollins Publisher; MELROSE AND CROC: TOGETHER AT CHRISTMAS © 2005 Emma Chichester-Clark (P) 2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; BRAMBLY HEDGE: WINTER STORY © 1980 Jill Barklem (P) 2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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