A Medal for Leroy

Written by Michael Morpurgo

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LoveReading View on A Medal for Leroy

The best-selling author of War Horse tells a deeply moving story which recreates the terribly legacies of both the First and the Second World Wars in the deeply moving story about how a young boy discovers the truth about his family. Growing up just after World War Two, Michael lives alone with his mother. Together they visit two elderly women who looked after his father as a boy. What is the real story of his father? The truth is a story full of courage which Michael will hold close to himself for ever.   

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for A Medal For Leroy a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'I knew I was in for a treat when this book came to me, and I definitely wasn't disappointed. A true tear jerker this book. Absolutely loved it and couldn't have asked for anything better from Michael.'

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A Medal for Leroy Synopsis

Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army. A novel about families, identity and loss by bestselling award-winning author of War Horse.

Michael doesn't remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn't like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history. A story of love and loss. A story that will change everything - and reveal to Michael who he really is...

A Medal for Leroy Press Reviews

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review A Medal For Leroy.  You can read their reviews below.

Rosa Boran, age 13 - 'I knew I was in for a treat when this book came to me, and I definitely wasn't disappointed. A true tear jerker this book. Absolutely loved it and couldn't have asked for anything better from Michael.'  Click Here to read the full review.


Martha, age 11 - 'A Medal for Leroy is a very heart-warmingbook! I would say that it is a tale of love, loss and friendship. I found the story incredibly touching and interesting too. I highly recommend it!'  Click Here to read the full review.


Lucy Allan-Jones, age 11 - 'This is a compelling and heart-warming tale. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, boy or girl, as I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and reviewing it.'  Click Here to read the full review.

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FURTHER PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO

As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope. - Amanda Craig, The Times

Passionate and touching - Julia Eccleshare

Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events. - The Observer Review

Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects. - The Telegraph

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007339686
Publication date: 29/08/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007487516
Publication date: 27/09/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007339686
Publication date: 29th August 2013
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, Reviewed by Children, 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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