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Double Laureate’s Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake have come together to produce a stunning re-working of the Nativity. It’s a wonderfully poignant and engaging story told with great warmth and humour coupled with some sparkling illustrations. This is an absolute must for bedtime reading and as a treasured edition to be savoured in years to come.
***Michael Morpurgo is reading On Angel Wings in a special Christmas concert on 20th December at St Luke's Church, Chelsea. You can buy tickets here.
***And there is also an charming animation of On Angel Wings to be shown on the BBC on Christmas Eve - you can find more information here.
One cold Christmas night, a shepherd recounts the magical story of how he came to be the first visitor to the newborn Christ child - ahead of the other shepherds, and in complete secret. A deftly wrought re-working of the nativity story, Michael's tale is rich in human detail. Quentin Blake's watercolour illustrations ooze energy and atmosphere and perfectly complement this poignant story.
|Publication date:||4th September 2006|
|Publisher:||Egmont Childrens Books|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
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’...More About Michael Morpurgo
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