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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 2020Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
From the author of the international phenomenon War Horse comes a moving story of unity and inspiration in the face of war. A moving story about unity and inspiration in the face of destruction, by the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate and author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Forced to visit the library, he stops to listen to magical tales that the Unicorn Lady spins. These tales draw him in and are about to change the course of his life for ever... Set against the backdrop of war-torn Europe, I Believe in Unicorns explores the power of stories to transform lives.Show more
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.Show more
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 LimitedShow more
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo, inspired by the original story by Ransom Riggs, read by Richard Armitage. One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling. He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose... just like the snowman from his favourite story. That night, something magical happens- the Snowman comes to life! He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special. Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect Christmas story for the whole family.Show more
Michael Morpurgo's wonderful storytelling and Jim Broadbent's compelling performance combine to tell this true story against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Francis Cammaerts, Jim Broadbent and Michael Morpurgo happen to be all part of the same family so this production is a very special collaboration bringing family members' voices to life. Francis and Pieter are brothers. As the shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis's life forever... and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.Show more
Twelve of the best-loved children's book stories to get your little ones through the longest journeys this summer. Worried about how to keep your little ones occupied this Summer? . . . Worry no more with this compilation of twelve of the best-loved children's stories. Two hours of audio fun to keep your children entertained on even the longest journeys - keeping at bay the dreaded question, ARE WE THERE YET? Featuring some of the biggest names in children's stories - Michael Morpurgo, Oliver Jeffers, Michael Bond and Jill Barklem - this collection has it all. Full of laughter, and tonnes of fun. A must-have for the Summer Holidays. Playlist: Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (The Three Bears and Goldilocks) - read by Victoria Wood Michael Bond: PADDINGTON: THE ORIGINAL STORY OF THE BEAR FROM PERU - read by Paul Vaughan Michael Morpurgo: DOLPHIN BOY - read by Jot Davies Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (The Three Billy Goats Gruff) - read by Victoria Wood Ian Whybrow: LITTLE WOLF AND SMELLYBREFF: WHAT'S THE TIME, LITTLE WOLF? - read by Griff Rhys Jones Oliver Jeffers: THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY - read by Jim Broadbent Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (Rumpelstiltskin) - read by Victoria Wood Jenny Valentine: IGGY AND ME (And in my Suitcase I Put) - read by Charlotte Stevens S. A. Wakefield: THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTERSNIKES AND GUMBLES (Running Down to the Beach) - read by Nicholas Osmond Jill Barklem: BRAMBLY HEDGE: SUMMER STORY - read by John Moffatt Jonathan Langley: NURSERY TALES (Little Red Riding Hood) - read by Victoria Wood Michael Bond: PADDINGTON AND THE MARMALADE MAZE - read by Jim Broadbent Copyright: PADDINGTON AND THE MARMALADE MAZE © 2009 Michael Bond (P) 2009 HarperCollins Publishers; DOLPHIN BOY © 2010 Michael Morpurgo (P) 2010 HarperCollins Publishers; IGGY AND ME (AND IN MY SUITCASE I PUT) © 2009 Jenny Valentine (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; BRAMBLY HEDGE: SUMMER STORY © 1980 Jill Barklem (P) 2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; NURSERY TALES (Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Bears and Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff) © 2011 Jonathan Langley (P) 2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY © 2006 Oliver Jeffers (P) 2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; PADDINGTON: THE ORIGINAL STORY OF THE BEAR FROM PERU © 2007 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P) 2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; THE ADVENTURES OF BOTTERSNIKES AND GUMBLES (Running Down to the Beach) © 2016 S. A. Wakefield (P) 2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited; LITTLE WOLF AND SMELLYBREFF: WHAT'S THE TIME, LITTLE WOLF? © 1980 Ian Whybrow (P) 2013 HarperCollins Publishers LimitedShow more
A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo for readers of 9+, in the vein of PRIVATE PEACEFUL and THE BUTTERFLY LION This is a landmark new novel form the nation's favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats, and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand: but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine, and music too: and every week he goes to market with his mother, to ride his special horse on the town carousel. But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky, and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart. Only there's a kind sergeant among the Germans - a man with a young boy of his own at home, a man who trained as a carpenter. Between them, perhaps boy and man can mend what has been broken - and maybe even the whole town...Show more
From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy's pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart)."I was there," Papa Toto said, and those magic words sent shivers down my spine. It was going to be the Wizard story. "Dorothy and me were both there."We were all silent, snuggled up together, waiting, waiting.Then Papa Toto began...When a twister descends on their Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy hide in the house - only to be plucked into the air and whisked away!Coming down with a crash in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meet a series of extraordinary characters: a scarecrow who believes he has no brains, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion who may not be as cowardly as he thinks he is.But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home - after all, home is home, and home is best! So they set off with their new friends on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the only person who might be able to help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.But what they find might surprise them. And on the way, all of them will learn that what they think they are missing might have been there, all along...An unforgettable telling of a classic story.Show more
A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo. "Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan... And we all have an impossible dream." In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football - all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up. That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king, buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free. "Release me," says the Ghost King, "and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish." For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change...?Show more
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