The Best of Times

Written by Michael Morpurgo

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Beautifully told and exquisitely illustrated, this is a gem of a book. Michael Morpurgo weaves a magical story about the unusual way a prince finds to make his princess happy and so to save her life. Emma Chichester Clark’s illustrations capture the subtle mood changes of the palace as happiness turns to sadness and then, just in time, is turned back into happiness.

This square little hardback will make a wonderful gift and the text is beautifully complimented by some stunning imagery by the incredibly talented illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark.  Other titles by Michael Mourpurgo in this same delightful small format include On Angel Wings and The Best Christmas Present in the World.

 

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world. Michael Morpurgo has been shortlisted for the award, the winner of which will be announced in March 2010.

The Best of Times Synopsis

When the Prince and the Princess marry, joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride's aching heart.

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ISBN: 9781405232555
Publication date: 05/10/2009
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405232555
Publication date: 5th October 2009
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month

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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