Michael Morpurgo (Author)
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved storymakers. He has written over 150 books loved by readers around the world. His best-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg and into a widely acclaimed play by the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped to create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999. In 2017 he was awarded a knighthood for services to literature and charity.
Benji Davies (Illustrator)
Benji Davies is an award-winning illustrator and author. Creator of the bestselling, acclaimed The Storm Whale, Grandad's Island, and The Grotlyn, Benji's books have been co-editioned in over thirty-five languages and countries, gaining recognition worldwide. Benji is also the illustrator of the internationally successful Bizzy Bear board book series, which recently topped three million sales globally.
"[I]n this winning story of an enduring friendship . . . Morpugo's spare, deeply felt prose, with undercurrents of the otherworldly . . . creates an irresistible momentum for this elegant story of the sea and a destiny fulfilled." --STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended, this novel provides a setting for numerous adventures for the young adult reader." --Historical Novel Society An old-fashioned story in the very best sense, The Puffin Keeper also has unquestionable value today. --Imaginary Elevators The Puffin Keeper . . . is an interesting story generally well told and nicely illustrated. --CM: Canadian Review of Materials The Puffin Keeper is an emotional tale of people and creatures who forge joyful bonds, endure storms and carry on . . . Davies' depictions of human characters are nicely expressive, and the puffins are both accurate and adorable. --BookPage "This is a grand adventure for young readers, boys and girls alike, but there are many moral lessons within like paying back someone who helped you." --Story Monsters Ink "Propelled by the sumptuous full-colour art of Benji Davies, The Puffin Keeper is a page turner young readers can finish curled up on the couch over one stormy afternoon." --New York Times