Master story-teller Michael Morpurgo tells a rich selection of stories from all kinds of sources. Some are about himself as a child, some are about how his books are written and some are extracts from his books including special favourites such as War Horse. All reflect Michael Morpurgo’s very great love of stories of all kinds and his ability to weave the magic of them leaving his many admirers spellbound.
Divided into five parts - covering war, animals, memory, the sea and folk tales - this timeless treasury spans the whole of Michael Morpurgo's glittering literary career. Each of the five parts also features a full page illustration by the illustrators Michael has worked most closely with in the course of his writing life: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake, Christian Birmingham, Emma Chichester-Clark and Peter Bailey.
With such beautiful illustrations and such a wealth of extraordinary stories, don't miss this stunning treat for collectors and fans alike.
Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching. Guardian
Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects. Daily Telegraph
There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo. Daily Express
Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative Elizabeth Reilly, British Council
The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers. Guardian
|Publication date:||26th September 2013|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ 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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