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Greatest Magical Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Various Illustrators

Anthologies Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on Greatest Magical Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo

Cinderella, Rumpelstilstskin, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk: these stories are in our DNA, says Michael Morpurgo in his introduction to this gorgeous new collection. They are told by some of our best authors for children and each story is illustrated in full colour with pictures that match its mood (Ian Beck’s illustrations for The Pied Piper of Hamelin, retold by Adele Geras, are particularly rich). Morpurgo himself has chosen to tell the story of Jack and Beanstalk and, typically, it’s a first person narrative, Jack addressing the reader directly, keeping us breathlessly attentive from the opening line to the happy every after.  An excellent collection to share with children. ~ Andrea Reece


Greatest Magical Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo Synopsis

Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has collected his greatest magical stories from all around the world and put them in one place. Here! From tiny heroes to talking frogs, and meddling fairies to mysterious sea creatures, this is a timeless collection to treasure forever. Beautiful colour illustrations bring the magical text to life.

There are lots of stories to choose from, including The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, and a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk written by Michael Morpurgo. 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 magical story within for everyone to find. A sumptuous gift edition for young readers to treasure.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780192766779
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192767356
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192767356
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Various Illustrators
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Anthologies, Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales

About Michael Morpurgo

Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...

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