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Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations. Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too...~ Julia Eccleshare
Robbie McLeod is on the run from the English Redcoats in the Highlands. On his travels he finds a wolf cub, near a sign proclaiming the killing of the last wolf in Scotland. Robbie adopts the orphaned cub and a friendship grows between them. But can they find a new freer life in America?
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Michael Morpurgo has a knack of taking one small fact and weaving around it a vibrant tale that brings a slice of history to life TES
The deceptively simple narrative style ... conveys hope and despair, love and hate, and finally peace ... Satisfying, thoughtful and ultimately heart-warming Financial Times
This is a beautifully produced book, with a striking peephole cover and pen-and-wash illustrations by Michael Foreman that serve to dramatise the emotional depth of this touching story about friendship in adversity Glasgow Herald
A stirring tale of loyalty and bravery, superbly illustrated Shelf Life
|Publication date:||2nd January 2003|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent. One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, ...More About Michael Morpurgo