Michael Morpurgo Collection 12 Books Set
Waiting for Anya
A gripping war story by Britain s best-loved children s author and the man behind War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.
In this World War 2 story, 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.
From Hereabout Hill
A spell-binding collection of short stories from Britain s best-loved children s author, Michael Morpurgo.
Explore friendship, love, revenge, life and death in the pages of From Hereabout Hill.
Included in this collection of short stories is a poignant tale about civil war, where a young girl hides from enemy soldiers in a public toilet; a haunting story of a little girl swept out to sea while collecting cowrie shells; and the moving account of two brothers, who, over the years, create a mental picture of their absent father.
King of the Cloud Forests
King of the Cloud Forests is a gripping and heartfelt war story from Britain s best-loved children s author, Michael Morpurgo.
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 . . .
I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday.
Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke's Kingdom. 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 . . .
Why the Whales come
An exciting adventure from Britain s best-loved children s author and the man behind War Horse, 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.
Long Way Home
Long Way Home is a heartfelt tale of an orphaned boy in search of family from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo.
Another summer. Another foster family. George has already made up his mind to run away, back to the children’s home. None of the previous families have wanted him. Why should the Dyers be any different? But George begins to feel at ease with Tom Dyer and his sister Storme, even happy, and changes his mind. He could even feel at home with them – couldn’t he?
My Friend Walter
Living with a ghost can have its difficulties, I discovered, even if he is your friend.
Remember Sir Walter Raleigh, who laid his cloak in a puddle so Queen Elizabeth I could walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out she’s his ancestor!
How will Bess explain Sir Walter to her family? Especially when he breaks her brother’s fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room!
Michael Morpurgo demonstrates why he is considered to be the master storyteller, with a uniquely funny take on spirits from the other side.
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley
The Ghost of Grania O Malley is another gripping ghost story from Britain s best-loved children s author, Michael Morpurgo.
Everyone knows the Big Hill is full of gold, and now the islanders are intent on cutting the top off it and making themselves rich. Jessie and Jake are determined to save the Big Hill but what can they do? A plan is needed, and fast. Could the ghost of Grania O'Malley, the pirate queen, be the answer? You don t know what you can do until you try.
The Sleeping Sword
An enchanting take on the legend of King Arthur from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo.
‘There stood before me an ancient man swathed in a dark and tattered fleece, his long hair and beard matted with filth, his face grey with grief and age. Holding the sword out in front of me, I backed away until I felt the sink behind me and I could go no further. His eyes followed me all the way.' 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.
White Horse of Zennor
A thrilling collection of myths, legends and ghost stories from Britain s best-loved children s author and the man behind War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.
Since the beginning of time, strange and mysterious things have happened here . . . At the furthest edge of Britain, where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Set in a church town where men become beats and ghosts roam freely, these are haunting and unforgettable tales where magic lies around every corner.
The Wreck of the Zanzibar
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 . . .
Before the Steven Spielberg film, before the National Theatre production, there was the classic children’s novel...
In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. One horse has the seen the best and the worst of humanity. The power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story.
War Horse was adapted by Steven Spielberg as a major motion picture with Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The National Theatre production opened in 2007 and has enjoyed successful runs in the West End and on Broadway.
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