Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
"Nobody can balance old and new better, or more convincingly." - The Independent "[Morpurgo] really is a master at this sort of thing; not a word is wasted." - The Telegraph "Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events." - The Observer Review "This is a very touching, absorbing story vividly bringing events to life." - Primary Times "A treat for all ages and abilities to enjoy." - Primary Times "This book is perfect for anybody who wants to find out about the Second World War and how it affected real people." - First News "Foreman's water-colour illustrations are a perfect counterpoint to the text... This is a book which can be enjoyed by, and give something to, many age groups." - School Librarian