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Product Description

There are books you read, then instantly forget as soon as you close the covers. But not these books – not ever. Written by Michael Morpurgo, bestselling king of writers, these stories are like baby birds that build a nest in your heart. (Where they keep growing bigger, fed by your thoughts.) Animals. Friendship. Magic. Monsters. Courage. Identity. The sinking of the Titanic. The Second World War. There are no little stories here – only thrilling, epic, big ones to make your heart race and your imagination soar.

  • Bestselling classics by a beloved children’s author
  • Perfect for existing fans and newcomers to his work
  • Michael is an OBE and former Children’s Laureate
  • He has won the Blue Peter Prize and the Red House Award

Product Details

Format

Paperback

Date published

May 5th, 2016

Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

8025 morpurgo 206731

Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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