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Michael Morpurgo

  • MMAC 9 years +
    9 years +
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    With 10 unabridged stories across 28 CDs and an approximate running time of 29 hours, this collection of audiobooks from Michael Morpurgo is full of simply wonderful stories.

    Including the likes of Private Peaceful, Born to Run and War Horse - the book that inspired both the long-running West End play and blockbuster film directed by Steven Spielberg - these are wonderful stories that will be listened to over and over again. The whole family will be captivated on long journeys.

    The books are read by a host of actors and celebrities including Derek Jacobi, Jenny Agutter, Luke Treadaway and even Michael himself!

    Format: CD (unabridged)
    CDs in this collection:
    War Horse (Discs 1-3), The Butterfly Lion (Discs 1-2), Kaspar (Discs 1-2), Private Peaceful (Discs 1-4), Farm Boy, Born to Run (Discs 1-3), Kensuke's Kingdom (Discs 1-3), Shadow (Discs 1-3), An Elephant in the Garden (Discs 1-4), The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Discs 1-3)
  • Mudpuddle Farm Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780007970223 - Michael Morpurgo
    MUDP 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo's Mudpuddle Farm stories are fun adventures featuring all sorts of charming animals. They're also illustrated by Shoo Rayner.

    Cock-a-Doodle-Do contains Mossop's Last Chance - a story about an old cat that loves to sleep and not do much else - and Albertine, Goose Queen - a story that follows a goose as she tries to hide from a fox on the loose.

    Alien Invasion finds martians landing on the farm and Egbert the goat singing and dancing instead of grumbling; Pigs Might Fly has Jigger the sheepdog enjoying his one day off a year and Pintsize the piglet wondering if it would be cooler living up in the sky; and Hee-Haw Hooray finds a storm brewing and a new creature coming to live on the farm.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
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    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • FXG2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    The city of Leicester has had a remarkable few years with the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a car park and then the football team's fairy tale Premier League victory in 2016.

    Now War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has combined these incredible events in one stunning story. The Fox and the Ghost King follows a leash of football-loving foxes who are fed up with watching their team always lose. Just as they think things will never improve, Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried under a car park...

    This king only wishes to be free and makes a deal with Daddy Fox. If he can be free, the king will grant his greatest wish. Will things change for the footy-loving foxes? This exciting story covers recent history in a way that only the former Children's Laureate can.
  • PTF2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo's novel, Private Peaceful, swoops the reader's emotions up and down in this stirring story of a soldier caught up in the horrors of the First World War.

    Although the story takes place in the space of just one night, there's a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows in store as Tommo recounts anecdotes from his childhood and relives nightmare experiences of fighting in the trenches.

    Private Peaceful won the Red House Children's Book Award and is an essential read for children aged nine and above who are learning about the First World War and how it affected ordinary lives.

    Readers who enjoy Private Peaceful may also like Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.
  • LDS2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • MEZ2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
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    Mairi's Mermaid is a charming story from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo. It's perfect for children learning to read.

    Robbie says swimming is easy. You just have to pretend you're a mermaid. But that doesn't help Mairi. She isn't even sure that mermaids are real...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • AOL2 11 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    11 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo, winner of countless awards, has created a poignant tale inspired by the experiences of English orphans transported to Australia after WWII. The book is in two parts, the first covering Arthur's experiences as, aged 6, he leaves everything behind for a new life in Australia and the second, his daughter Allie's adventures as she sets sail for England. An uplifting tale that deals with the strength of family ties.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AOPSS
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
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    The stunning new novel of World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost...and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy...? Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear. WW1 is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony - and the music begins to resolve...A beautiful tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of PRIVATE PEACEFUL - in which what was once lost may sometimes be found, washed up again on the shore...
  • ACGTB 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Waiting for Anya is a gripping historical adventure by the much-loved and award winning author Michael Morpurgo.

    It is World War II and Jo stumbles on a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis, close to his mountain village in Spain. Now, German soldiers have been stationed at the border.

    Jo must get word to his friends that the children are trapped. The slightest mistake could cost them their lives.
  • AAXHS 9 years +
    Jacqueline Wilson
    9 years +
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    Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous ex-rocker dad and two little celeb siblings. But life on the red carpet is no compensation for rowing parents, constant nagging, intensive media scrutiny and no real friends.

    Destiny, on the other hand, is an only child living on a rundown estate with a sickly but devoted mum who constantly tells her that she's really the daughter of a famous former rockstar...

    When the two girls meet in unlikely circumstances, they are surprised to find in each other something they've been missing all their lives...

    The Parent Trap meets Tracy Beaker in this brilliant book by Jacqueline Wilson. A perfect read for newly confident readers aged 7 and over, Little Darlings is simply fabulous.
  • ACGJI 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo's The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is a heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat!

    "Something's up. Something big too, very big. At school, in the village, whoever you meet, it's all anyone talks about. It's like a sudden curse has come down on us all. It makes me wonder if we'll ever see the sun again." It's 1943, and Lily Tregenze lives on a farm, in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the 'townie' evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day, Lily and her family, along with 3000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes -- lock, stock and barrel.

    Soon, the whole area is out of bounds, as the Allied forces practise their landings for D-day, preparing to invade France. But Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas -- barbed wire and keep-out signs mean nothing to her, nor does the danger of guns and bombs. Frantic to find her, Lily makes friends with two young American soldiers, who promise to help her. But will she ever see her cat again?

    Lily decides to cross the wire into the danger zone to look for Tips herself! Now, many years later, as Michael is reading his Grandma Lily's diary, he learns about The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips -- and wonders how one adventurous cat could still affect their lives sixty years later.
  • ADVBS 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo's The Dancing Bear is a gentle and deeply moving story of a young girl and her bear, told with great charm by a master storyteller.

    High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable, beloved by the whole village -- safe, until the arrival of a glamorous film crew who need a dancing bear!
  • ADUXD 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    10 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, former Children's Laureate and multi-award winner. This is a fresh reissue of his much-loved story King of the Cloud Forests, complete with a beautiful new cover.

    Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embark on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling for his life.

    He is just about to give up all hope, when he has a mysterious and terrifying encounter.
  • AHFIX
    Michael Morpurgo
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    This is a beautifully illustrated edition of The Sandman and the Turtles - a classic tale by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo.

    Michael loves his grandfather's stories about the Sandman and the turtles, but he doesn't believe that they are real. But that's about to change, because the Sandman is very real indeed... and Michael and his cousins Barry and Polly are going to need his help.

    The Sandman and the Turtles is a charming tale for younger readers by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, fully illustrated in colour by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
  • ACGTC 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
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    Much-loved award-winning author Michael Morpurgo's Twist of Gold takes the reader on an epic journey through famine, hope and survival.

    Sean and Annie have one chance to escape the potato famine and plague in Ireland. They survive a shipwreck and land safely in America searching for their father. But their new land is one of hardship and they live in poverty on the streets of Boston. However, their adventure is just beginning...they live on a steamboat and then join pioneers travelling across the prairies.

    Their music and dancing bring joy to all they meet, but their family torc brings both blessings and curses and thieves prowl to get hold of it. Annie and Sean must hang on to their torc - their family's survival depends on it.
  • ACGTA 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    10 years +
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    Why the Whales Came is an exciting adventure and friendship story by much-loved, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo.

    Gracie and her friend, Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But then, they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought.

    They build up a lovely friendship with him, but when the children get stranded on Samson Island they don't know whether to believe the birdman's story that the island is cursed.

    Set on a remote island against the backdrop of World War I, this story will captivate and delight young readers.
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    Michael Morpurgo
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    Pippa loves staying with her Aunty Peggy. She loves going for walks, whether it's sunshiney or cold - long, wandering walks where her wellies take her.

    Follow Pippa into the beautiful countryside as her day unfolds, and the wildlife, animals and people she encounters are complemented by relevant poems from some of our greatest authors, personally chosen by Clare and Michael Morpurgo.

    Part poetry anthology, part child's scrapbook, the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted Where My Wellies Take Me is lavishly designed to instil a love of language in young children.
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    Michael Morpurgo
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    A luxury collector's hardback gift edition of The Butterfly Lion.

    "All my life I'll think of you, I promise I will. I won't ever forget you." A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

    A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus.

    Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
  • ADPHA 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    10 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, former Children's Laureate and multi-award winner.

    This is a fresh reissue of his much-loved story Escape from Shangri-La, complete with a beautiful new cover.

    Turned away by his own son, Cessie's long-lost grandfather finds himself in the place he fears most - a nursing home called Shangri-La.

    Only Cessie loves him and is determined to help him escape and unravel the truth of his past - a past that comes to him only in glimpses - a lifeboat, a tin of condensed milk, and, a terrifying night on the beaches of Dunkirk in World War II.
  • ADUZV 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    10 years +
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    My Friend Walter is an exciting ghostly adventure by much-loved, award winning author Michael Morpurgo.

    Remember Sir Walter Raleigh who laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out he's her ancestor! How's she going to explain him to her family, especially when he breaks her brother's fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room?

    Will Sir Walter wreak havoc or save her family's home?
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    Michael Morpurgo
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    The Wreck of the Zanzibar is a gripping children's story from Britain's best-loved children's author and the man behind War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.

    "We all knew what was going to happen. We'd seen it before. A ship about to founder staggers before she falls. A huge wave broke over her stern and she did not come upright again." Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura's twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there's little hope. But then the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island's rocks, and everything changes...

    Former Children's Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo again demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with one of his most dramatic children's stories...
  • ADUZO 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    'But it's true', Tom shouted. 'It was a real lion, I know it was'. No-one believes Tom when he says he has seen a lion - padding around the orchard with a string of sausages in its mouth! No-one, that is, except for Clare, the cleverest girl in the class. Together, she and Tom plan to prove his story is true - by catching the lion!

    Written by Shadow and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, Tom's Sausage Lion is a hilarious book for younger readers.
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    Michael Morpurgo
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    This story is not a story at all. It all happened. On New Year's Day Becky Morley begins to write her diary. By March, her world has changed forever.

    Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out on a pig farm hundreds of miles from the Morleys' Devon home, but soon the nightmare is a few fields away. Local sheep are infected and every animal is destroyed.

    Will the Morleys' flock be next? Will their pedigree dairy herd, the sows with their piglets, and Little Josh, Becky's hand-reared lamb, survive? Or will they be slaughtered too? The waiting and hoping is the most agonizing experience of Becky's life... Michael Morpurgo's Out of the Ashes is a poignant read.