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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

  • Michael Morpurgo Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007974603 - Michael Morpurgo
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    Former Children's Laureate and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo writes heartfelt and poignant stories based around animals and wartime and this collection brings together 12 of his most beloved books.

    His bestsellers Born to Run, Shadow and Private Peaceful are among the bestsellers featured in this collection. Suitable for children aged 9 and over, these page-turners feature moments of triumph and tragedy, kindness and cruelty and heroism and heartbreak.

    Exceptionally written, these heart-warming books explore the power of humanity in all its forms and our love for animals and will introduce so many important themes.

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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) Please note that the audio is non-transferable and must be played on a device suitable for CDs.

    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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. 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...This is from the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, this is a spellbinding adventure story about friendship and survival. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. "A dazzling adventure". (The Times).
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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.
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    War Horse author Michael Morpurgo teams up with Cats Ahoy! illustrator Jim Field for this charming Christmas picture book.

    Every Christmas, Mia and her family read a letter from her Grandpa that fondly recalls his favourite memories and asks her (and everyone else!) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.

    A vital and timely story with a powerful message about the way we treat our environment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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    Award-winning War Horse author Michael Morpurgo retells some of his favourite Aesop's fables in this fun collection.

    Beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, of I Love You Blue Kangaroo fame, the stories include The Hare and The Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.

    Perfect for reading aloud, each simple story has a gentle message little bookworms can learn from.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Written by the much-loved children's writer and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, The Nine Lives of Montezuma tells how a cat's nine lives are full of adventure and excitement and none more so than Montezuma, a farmyard cat.

    From a young kitten to a grand old cat, he is cunning and proud while he establishes his kingdom, but to Matthew, he's always loving and adorable.

    The perfect read for any fans of cats and animals aged 7 or over!
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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.
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    War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo's An Eagle in the Snow is full of the poignancy and heartbreaking themes that have served him so well and it's a book his fans will eagerly devour.

    The book is the extraordinary tale of Bobby Byron, the most decorated soldier of the First World War. A moral thriller, it transports the reader back to 1940 when Barney and his mother are travelling to the country by train after their house has been destroyed.

    When their train shelters in a tunnel from attacking German planes, a stranger starts to tell them a story about Bobby - and reveals that he had the chance to end the Second World War before it began...
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    From former Children's Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo comes The Sleeping Sword, reissued with a beautiful new cover.

    When Bun Bendle is struck blind he feels like he is drowning in blackness. But the discovery of an ancient tomb and a strangely familiar sword changes him forever.

    For Bun, a centuries-old power may lead to a bright future.
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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.
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    A charming series of adventures for younger readers, featuring a family of all sorts of animals that live in the farmyard behind the tumble-down barn on Mudpuddle Farm... Six fantastic stories in one volume! Mossop's Last Chance: "There's mice in my barley sacks, there's rats in my roof and now there's mice in the corn bin. This time I've had enough. If you aren't up to the job, you will have to go." Mossop the old farm cat likes to sleep - and not much else! So when Farmer Rafferty tells him to catch twenty-six mice by sunset, all the animals have to pull together to give Mossop one last chance... Albertine, Goose Queen: A fox is on the loose, and all the animals except Albertine the goose have hidden themselves inside. Albertine is safe on her island in the pond - at least so she thinks, until the fox starts swimming towards her... Jigger's Day Off: Jigger the sheepdog has just one day off a year. Just one day to chase all those little animals hiding in the corn. But even the best made plans can go wrong... Pigs Might Fly!: It's a long hot summer, and Pintsize the piglet wonders if it might be cooler in the sky. But when he tries to fly, he annoys just about everyone. It's time he learned his lesson... Martians at Mudpuddle Farm: Have Martians landed on Mudpuddle Farm? Farmer Rafferty seems to think so. Now it's up to Albertine, Goose Queen, to work it out. Luckily she's the cleverest goose in the whole world, so if anyone knows what to do, she will... Mum's the Word: Something strange is going on at Mudpuddle Farm. Egbert the goat is not himself at all. Instead of grumbling, he's singing and dancing! And he's even greedier than usual...
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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.
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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.
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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?