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Books By Michael Morpurgo - Author

Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent.  One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, Shadow, and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. The most recent film adaptation of his books is Waiting for Anya directed by Ben Cookson. He has won numerous awards including those voted for by children themselves, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Children’s Book Award. His latest book is Boy Giant published by Harper Collins Children’s Books and Owl or Pussycat illustrated by Polly Dunbar and published by David Fickling Books.

A son and grandson of actors, Michael has acting in his blood and enjoys collaborating and performing live adaptations of his books at festivals, concerts and theatres.

Michael's books have been translated into many languages including Chinese, Bulgarian and Hungarian, Hebrew and Japanese. He travels all over the UK and abroad talking to people of all ages at literary festivals, telling his stories and encouraging them to tell theirs. 

With his wife Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, which offers children and teachers from inner-city primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week on one of the charity’s three farms in Devon, Gloucestershire and Wales. Over 100,000 children have visited the three farms run by the charity since it began in 1976. Teachers frequently comment that a child can learn more in a week on the farm than a year in the classroom.     

For more information about the work of Farms for City Children, please visit www.farmsforcitychildren.org

Michael Morpurgo lives in Devon with his wife Clare.

Anthony Horowitz on Michael Morpurgo:

'Michael Morpurgo is the most solid, classical of children's authors. He sits outside the series-driven blockbusters so beloved of publishers nowadays: he hasn't created a Harry Potter or an Alex Rider – and I admire him for resisting that. We are opposite sides of the same coin and, although his work has never influenced mine, I admire the eloquent, considered voice of his best books. He has an unerring moral compass – his schoolteacher past has never quite left him – and books such as War Horse and The Butterfly Lion have a strong social concience and an honesty that makes them universal.' (The Guardian)

In November 2016 Michael Morpurgo won the J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children’s literature.   This award is given every year by Action for Children’s Arts to a “children’s arts practitioner” whose lifetime’s work has delighted children and will stand the test of time.

David Wood, chair of Action for Children’s Arts, said Morpurgo is “one of our greatest storytellers”.
“Michael Morpurgo has thrilled and delighted huge numbers of young readers since becoming a children’s author in the early 1970s," Wood said. "Action for Children’s Arts is delighted to recognise Michael’s outstanding contribution by presenting him with the J M Barrie Award 2016.  His work will undoubtedly, like Peter Pan, stand the test of time, making him a truly worthy recipient of this award."

Morpurgo added: “Storymakers and storytellers like Barrie, and like all the previous winners of this award, have given us the hope and faith children need, we need, to keep flying, have sustained us through dark and troubled times, have banished doubt. To touch the lives of children, to witness their listening and reading silence, is reward enough in itself. This is simply the icing on the cake.”

Take a peek at Michael's 10 Rules for Writing.

You can also read about his life in War Child to War Horse, a collaborative biography with Maggie Fergusson.

Author's Website: https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/

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My Heart Was a Tree

Michael Morpurgo

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The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

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The Fox and the Ghost King

Michael Morpurgo

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When Fishes Flew

Michael Morpurgo

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Mr Skip

Michael Morpurgo

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Sparrow

Michael Morpurgo

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Dear Olly

Michael Morpurgo

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Little Manfred

Michael Morpurgo

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Toro! Toro!

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakespeare

Michael Morpurgo

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Lucky the Dog and Other Tales from the Farm

Michael Morpurgo

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Boy Giant

Michael Morpurgo

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Outlaw

Michael Morpurgo

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A Medal for Leroy

Michael Morpurgo

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Cobweb

Michael Morpurgo

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Cobweb

Michael Morpurgo

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The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

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Cobweb

Michael Morpurgo

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Cobweb

Michael Morpurgo

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Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo

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The Boy Who Would Be King

Michael Morpurgo

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There Once Is a Queen

Michael Morpurgo

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Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

Michael Morpurgo

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Little Foxes

Michael Morpurgo

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Friend or Foe

Michael Morpurgo

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Arthur, High King of Britain

Michael Morpurgo

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Flamingo Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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Carnival of the Animals

Michael Morpurgo

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Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

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Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo

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The Ogre Who Wasn't

Michael Morpurgo

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Cool!

Michael Morpurgo

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Kaspar, Prince of Cats

Michael Morpurgo

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Long Way Home

Michael Morpurgo

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The Ghost of Grania O'Malley

Michael Morpurgo

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The White Horse of Zennor

Michael Morpurgo

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Listen to the Moon

Michael Morpurgo

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When Fishes Flew

Michael Morpurgo

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Finding Alfie

Michael Morpurgo

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The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

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The War of Jenkins' Ear

Michael Morpurgo

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The Fox and the Ghost King

Michael Morpurgo

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Twist of Gold

Michael Morpurgo

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Running Wild

Michael Morpurgo

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Mr Nobody's Eyes

Michael Morpurgo

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Waiting for Anya

Michael Morpurgo

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My Friend Walter

Michael Morpurgo

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The Sleeping Sword

Michael Morpurgo

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An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo

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Farm Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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The Butterfly Lion

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Poppy Field

Michael Morpurgo

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The Ogre Who Wasn't

Michael Morpurgo

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The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Michael Morpurgo

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From Hereabout Hill

Michael Morpurgo

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King of the Cloud Forests

Michael Morpurgo

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An Eagle in the Snow

Michael Morpurgo

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Born to Run

Michael Morpurgo

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Farm Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

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War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

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Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

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Why the Whales Came

Michael Morpurgo

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The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

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Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

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My Heart Was a Tree

Michael Morpurgo

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The Boy Who Would Be King

Michael Morpurgo

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Barney the Horse

Michael Morpurgo

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My Father Is a Polar Bear

Michael Morpurgo

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Mudpuddle Farm

Michael Morpurgo

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Toto

Michael Morpurgo

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Owl or Pussycat?

Michael Morpurgo

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There Once is a Queen

Michael Morpurgo

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A Song of Gladness

Michael Morpurgo

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The Puffin Keeper

Michael Morpurgo

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Muck & Magic

Michael Morpurgo

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The Birthday Duck

Michael Morpurgo

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Cân O Falchder

Michael Morpurgo

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The Last Wolf

Michael Morpurgo

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Carnival of the Animals

Michael Morpurgo

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The Puffin Keeper

Michael Morpurgo

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A Song of Gladness

Michael Morpurgo

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Muck & Magic

Michael Morpurgo

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Grandpa Christmas

Michael Morpurgo

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War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

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Boy Giant

Michael Morpurgo

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Owl or Pussycat?

Michael Morpurgo

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War Stories

Michael Morpurgo

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Toto

Michael Morpurgo

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Lucky Button

Michael Morpurgo

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Our Jacko

Michael Morpurgo

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All I Said Was ...

Michael Morpurgo

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On Angel Wings

Michael Morpurgo

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Muck & Magic

Michael Morpurgo

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In the Mouth of the Wolf

Michael Morpurgo

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Dolphin Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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Wartman

Michael Morpurgo

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Fox Friend (4u2read)

Michael Morpurgo

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Our Jacko

Michael Morpurgo

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Grandpa Christmas

Michael Morpurgo

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Joan of Arc

Michael Morpurgo

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Poppy Field

Michael Morpurgo

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Flamingo Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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Robin of Sherwood

Michael Morpurgo

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Pigs Might Fly!

Michael Morpurgo

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Alien Invasion!

Michael Morpurgo

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Cock-A-Doodle-Do!

Michael Morpurgo

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Hee-Haw Hooray!

Michael Morpurgo

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In the Mouth of the Wolf

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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An Eagle in the Snow

Michael Morpurgo

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Lucky Button

Michael Morpurgo

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Arthur, High King of Britain

Michael Morpurgo

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Who's a Big Bully Then?

Michael Morpurgo

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Toto

Michael Morpurgo

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Toto

Michael Morpurgo

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Fox Friend

Michael Morpurgo

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Hansel and Gretel

Michael Morpurgo

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The Giant's Necklace

Michael Morpurgo

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Hee-Haw Hooray!

Michael Morpurgo

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From Hereabout Hill

Michael Morpurgo

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Long Way Home

Michael Morpurgo

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Little Foxes

Michael Morpurgo

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Arthur High King Of Britain

Michael Morpurgo

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The Nine Lives of Montezuma

Michael Morpurgo

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Friend or Foe

Michael Morpurgo

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Listen to the Moon

Michael Morpurgo

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Beauty and the Beast

Michael Morpurgo

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Coming Home

Michael Morpurgo

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Didn't We Have a Lovely Time!

Michael Morpurgo

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Only Remembered

Michael Morpurgo

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Hansel and Gretel

Michael Morpurgo

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Michael Morpurgo

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Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

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Half a Man

Michael Morpurgo

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Homecoming

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Mairi's Mermaid

Michael Morpurgo

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Snakes and Ladders

Michael Morpurgo

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It's a Dog's Life

Michael Morpurgo

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The Kites Are Flying!

Michael Morpurgo

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We are Not Frogs

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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I Believe in Unicorns

Michael Morpurgo

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The Mozart Question

Michael Morpurgo

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Not Bad for a Bad Lad

Michael Morpurgo

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Not Bad for a Bad Lad

Michael Morpurgo

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An Eagle in the Snow

Michael Morpurgo

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An Eagle in the Snow

Michael Morpurgo

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An Eagle in the Snow

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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Listen to the Moon

Michael Morpurgo

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Best Mates

Michael Morpurgo

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A Medal for Leroy

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

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Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Morpurgo

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Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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The Castle in the Field

Michael Morpurgo

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Meeting Cézanne

Michael Morpurgo

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Snug

Michael Morpurgo

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Gentle Giant

Michael Morpurgo

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A Medal for Leroy

Michael Morpurgo

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The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

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Little Manfred

Michael Morpurgo

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Mr Skip

Michael Morpurgo

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Out Of The Ashes

Michael Morpurgo

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Outlaw

Michael Morpurgo

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Escape from Shangri-La

Michael Morpurgo

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Marble Crusher

Michael Morpurgo

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Born to Run

Michael Morpurgo

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Running Wild

Michael Morpurgo

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Farm Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo

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Mr Nobody's Eyes

Michael Morpurgo

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My Friend Walter

Michael Morpurgo

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Running Wild

Michael Morpurgo

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The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

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Born to Run

Michael Morpurgo

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Canon Fire

Michael Morpurgo

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Singing for Mrs Pettigrew

Michael Morpurgo

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Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

Michael Morpurgo

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Cool!

Michael Morpurgo

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Dear Olly

Michael Morpurgo

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Twist Of Gold

Michael Morpurgo

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The Sandman and the Turtles

Michael Morpurgo

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Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

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A Visit to the Farm

Michael Morpurgo

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War and Peace

Michael Morpurgo

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The Last Wolf

Michael Morpurgo

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From Hereabout Hill

Michael Morpurgo

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Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

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Tom's Sausage Lion

Michael Morpurgo

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The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

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Mister Skip

Michael Morpurgo

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Born To Run

Michael Morpurgo

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Kaspar

Michael Morpurgo

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Kaspar

Michael Morpurgo

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Running Wild

Michael Morpurgo

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Billy the Kid

Michael Morpurgo

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Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

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Conker

Michael Morpurgo

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Homecoming

Michael Morpurgo

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Island Tales

Michael Morpurgo

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Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

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Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo

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Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo

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Minikid

Michael Morpurgo

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Pinocchio

Michael Morpurgo

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Half a Man

Michael Morpurgo

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Beauty and the Beast

Michael Morpurgo

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Half a Man

Michael Morpurgo

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Toto

Michael Morpurgo

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Flamingo Boy

Michael Morpurgo

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