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The Best Christmas Present in the World

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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One of the most heart-warming stories you'll read around war, this is a classic Christmas story from the bestselling author/illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

With the anniversary of WWI upon us this tells the story of one of the most poignant events, the Christmas Truce.  Yet from this one event Michael spins an incredible story in which you will feel so drawn in by the characters created by Michael and because of that it will leave you, the reader, whateveryour age with goosebumps.

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The Best Christmas Present in the World Synopsis

Echoes of Christmas 1914 in the trenches call to the present day when a letter found by chance in an antique desk brings one soldier's experience hauntingly to life.

A forgotten letter in a secret drawer brings one night in the Great War vividly to life. Writing home from the front, a soldier has an incredible story to tell…

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ISBN: 9781405215183
Publication date: 04/10/2004
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405215183
Publication date: 4th October 2004
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: The First World War

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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