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Michael Morpurgo

After being involved in the development of the role following a discussion with Ted Hughes, Michael Morpurgo was named Children's Laureate between 2003 and 2005. The bestselling author of "War Horse", Private Peaceful and Kensuke's Kingdom, Morpurgo's books cover themes of wartime, animals and friendship. Born in St Albans in 1943, Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books and War Horse has been adapted into both a long-running West End play and a Hollywood blockbuster by director Steven Spielberg.



Michael Morpurgo Books

  • 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.
  • Michael Morpurgo Audio Collection - 28 CDs - Audio - 9780007958054 - 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)
  • BWV2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    7 years +
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    The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

    In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat it. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

    Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this is a perfect introduction to a famous tale.
  • KNK2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    Former Children's Laureate and a huge favourite, Michael Morpurgo won the Red House Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom, a book which tells the tale of a young boy who is washed overboard while sailing the world with his family. Michael wakes up to find himself alone on a desert island in the Pacific, or so he assumes...

    This poignant and sensitive story deals with bravery, friendship and sacrifice and is an unforgettable page-turner of an adventure. Readers from 9+ will be enthralled by this moving, bittersweet tale.
  • BUI2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    The Butterfly Lion by award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo is a powerful tale that is guaranteed to capture its young readers' hearts.

    At the centre of the story is a moving friendship between a young boy and an orphaned lion cub, but the novel also raises issues of bullying through the experiences of the present day narrator Michael.

    Winner of the Smarties Book Prize, this is a sensitive story that Morpurgo fans aged five and over will absolutely love.
  • Michael Morpurgo Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007963027 - Michael Morpurgo
    MCHM 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    One of the most popular children's authors around, Michael Morpurgo has won many awards and is a former Children's Laureate. Our latest unbelievable value collection brings together 12 of his beloved books including Farm Boy (the sequel to War Horse), Shadow and A Medal for Leroy.

    Poignant, powerful and heartbreaking reads for children who love animals and are fascinated by the events of war, these books will leave a lasting impression on all who read them. They are exceptionally well written and will show children how powerful humanity can be.

    These touching books are perfect for children aged 9 and over and will help to introduce many important themes that they will encounter over the years ahead.
  • WAM2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.
  • RWI2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
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    Running Wild, by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, tackles some big, contemporary issues including the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and illegal animal trafficking.

    At the centre of the story is a boy's heart-warming friendship with an elephant who saves his life and a group of orphaned baby orang-utans who see him as a surrogate mother. Readers aged 9 and over will love this adventure story, although there are some sad themes.
  • KPA2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Kaspar Prince of Cats is written by the best-loved author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo. This story is a gripping read, focusing on the touching relationship between a boy and an aristocratic cat as they set off for a fateful journey on the Titanic. Michael Foreman's stunning illustrations make this a lovely book to share and read aloud.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AHAUP
    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...
  • OUL2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    9 years +
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    A vivid re-imagining of a legendary folk tale by the bestselling author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo's Outlaw is a compelling retelling of the Robin Hood story which will keep fans of Beowulf and Private Peaceful reading late into the night.

    After a fierce storm, a boy discovers a human skull buried beneath the roots of an ancient tree. A skull with a legendary story... Homeless and lost in a dark, strange forest, young Robin is rescued by a motley crew of misfits. He yearns to avenge his father and seek justice against the Sheriff of Nottingham once and for all. Will Robin Hood find the courage to become a legendary hero..?

    A former children's laureate and a multi-award winning author of children's books, Michael Morpurgo seems to be able to do no wrong when it comes to writing great books for children aged 9 and above, and in the case of Outlaw, he triumphs once more!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • 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.
  • SUG2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of Michael Morpurgo books, Snug tells the poignant story of Lisa and her beloved cat.

    Everywhere Lisa goes, her cat Snug follows. But as he grows older, he spends more time away from home and one night he comes home all beaten up - and then he disappears.

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is an illustrated story about animals and friendship from the former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.
  • CFM2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
  • 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.
  • SGJ2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo offers his take on the classic Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    Sir Gawain is King Arthur's greatest night and he finds himself battling the Green Knight in a challenge that strikes fear and dread into Arthur's court...

    This is a thrilling and enchanting read about an incredible quest.
  • AAKTN
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
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    A timeless collection of over twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables, including favourites such as The Hare and the Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Dog in the Manger and The Lion and the Mouse. The tales are retold with warmth and humour by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork.
  • AAULW
    Michael Morpurgo
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    A stunning and moving audio version of a thrilling tale from the nation's favourite storyteller Michael Morpurgo, Shadow features the bravest dog in all the world!

    When Hero, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Hero makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war.

    As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is - will Hero and his trainer ever be reunited!? Told by Abdullah Afzal and Mike Rogers, this audio CD brings a captivating story to life.
  • 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.
  • ACGSZ 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 much-loved story Mr Nobody's Eyes, complete with a beautiful new cover. Things have been difficult for Harry since his mother remarried. With a new baby at home, and only trouble at school, life is unbearable.

    Ocky the chimp, escaped from the circus, offers Harry a chance for a new life. With his friend, Harry runs away from all the people who seem so hard on him. At first, life on the road is an adventure, but gradually everyone they trust betrays them. When their lives are in danger, who will help Harry and Ocky?
  • AEVRK
    Michael Morpurgo
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    'Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive.' Told in the voice of Private Tommo Peaceful, the story follows twenty-four hours at the front, and captures his memories of his family and his village life - by no means as tranquil as it appeared. Full of vivid detail and engrossing atmosphere, leading to a dramatic and moving conclusion, Private Peaceful is both a compelling love story and a deeply moving account of the First World War.
  • AAOHM 10 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    10 years +
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    Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke's Kingdom. I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this ...I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone ...

  • ACRJW
    Michael Morpurgo
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    A powerful novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller! Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a Springer Spaniel appears -- thin and war-ravaged -- in the mouth of their Afghan cave. Nursed back to health by Aman, the dog becomes a constant companion, a shadow, and that's what Aman decides to call her. But life in Afghanistan becomes more dangerous by the moment. Eventually, Aman, his mother and Shadow find the courage to embark upon the treacherous journey from war-torn Afghanistan to the safely of a relative's home in Manchester, England. But how far can Shadow lead them? And in this terrifying new world, is anywhere really safe!?
  • AELRE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A further collection of the nation's favourite storyteller. FRIEND OR FOE (2cds), TORO TORO (2cds), FROM HEREABOUT HILL (4cds) and WRECK OF THE ZANZIBAR (1cd) TORO TORO and FRIEND OR FOE