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This is a sumptuous collection of stories and verse compiled by Michael Morpurgo, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake and published in aid of The Prince's Foundation for Children and Arts and to celebrate the Prince of Wales's 60th birthday. It's a real treasury of children's literature, perfect as a gift for christmas or for birthdays and including new and previously published pieces by some of today's most acclaimed writers as well as some classic excerpts as well.
An anthology of stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction extracts of children's literature that is specially chosen around the theme of birthdays. It includes such authors as Lewis Carroll, Anthony Horowitz, J K Rowling, Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt, Posy Simmonds, Joel Stewart, Noel Streatfeild, Eleanor Updale and Charlotte Voake.
|Publication date:||6th November 2008|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Anthologies, General Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
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