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Bun is trapped in a living death. Since he dived off a rock and hit his head, his whole world has been dark. He lost his sight in the accident, and now stumbles aimlessly around his parents’ home in the Scilly Isles. But one day, walking in a field, Bun stumbles into a hidden cave. It turns out to be a tomb containing an ancient, beautiful sword and shield. As Bun grasps the sword, something miraculous happens… something that will draw him into the long-lost world of King Arthur and his knights, and reveal to Bun a quest of his own. Skilfully weaving the ancient legend of Excalibur into a modern-day setting, master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has created a timeless tale which truly captivates.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781405239622

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

May 5th, 2008

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  • 160 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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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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    Selinda
    on 4 October 2014

    read it in school

    4out of 5
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    TommieGirl1906
    on 27 February 2014

    This is the first ever Michael Morpurgo book I read and the one that made me want to read more of his books.

    5out of 5
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    Nashdasher
    on 9 March 2013

    a truly magical story is you like Arthur high king you will love this.

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    dashernasher
    on 4 March 2012

    This is a great book on Arthur it is so detailed if you like this read Arthur high king. i love them both

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    angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    love this book as it is such a magical story. i would recommend to all,

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    lucy2467
    on 1 October 2010

    a trruly great book.realy enjoyed it.everyone should read and rate it

    5out of 5