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Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved children's book writers. He has written more than 100 books and has won the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, and most recently the Blue Peter Book Award for PRIVATE PEACEFUL. He is also the author of WAR HORSE, which has been made into a Tony... show more

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved children's book writers. He has written more than 100 books and has won the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, and most recently the Blue Peter Book Award for PRIVATE PEACEFUL. He is also the author of WAR HORSE, which has been made into a Tony Award-winning Broadway play and a Golden Globe-nominated film. Michael was Writer in Residence at The Savoy Hotel from January to March 2007, and previously he was Children's Laureate from 2003-2005, a role that took him across Britain to inspire a love of reading in children. You can visit him online at www.michaelmorpurgo.com.
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Birth date: October 05, 1943
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runner rated it 2 years ago
One of the most tragic events of the 20th century was the senseless slaughter and sacrifice of many young men on the battlefields of the Somme,Verdun and Passchendaele. The iconic 1914 recruitment poster of Lord Kitchener, wearing a cap of a British Field Marshall, stares and points at the viewer pl...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 4 years ago
I am not sure what to make of this one. It was a bit of a weird book, for various reasons. One it just ended, like that, without anything after it. It felt like the book was missing a part. Oh hey, I solved the problem, and then bam, over. We don't find out how it will continue for Clare and her mum...
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library
Nemo @ The Moonlight Library rated it 5 years ago
SUMMARYJoey, a beautiful blood-red bay colt, is purchased at an auction out of spite and brought to be a farm horse. There, he develops a relationship with farm boy Albert, a bond that will last even when the two are separated for war. WORLDBUILDINGI’m not into war stories, but I’m less into WWII th...
MyBookyLife
MyBookyLife rated it 6 years ago
Amazing and Sad
Books Less Travelled
Books Less Travelled rated it 6 years ago
A powerful read about a horse and his boy.
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