In this handsome book, Michael Morpurgo has collected together some of the animal stories that he grew up with and loved, from Brer Rabbit and the Ugly Duckling, to Puss in Boots and The Fox and the Crow. They are retold by some of the finest children’s writers of today and each one is illustrated in full colour by a talented illustrator. The tellings are fresh, direct and absorbing. Morpurgo himself has chosen to tell the story of Peter and the Wolf and he does so with typical robustness, his prose lean and insistent, grabbing young readers’ attention in the opening line and holding it to the very end. This is a collection that is certain to fan the imaginations of a new generation of readers. ~ Andrea Reece
Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has collected his greatest animal stories from all around the world and put them into this beautiful book. From brave mice to hungry wolves, and mischievous spiders to ingenious cats, this is a timeless collection to treasure forever. Beautifully illustrated throughout, a menagerie will come to life before your eyes. There are lots of stories to choose from, including Puss in Boots, The Ugly Duckling, and Peter and the Wolf, so whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in, something to read alone or a tale to share, there's a great animal story within for everyone to find.
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||7th September 2017|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|