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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Michael Morpurgo  Reply with quote

probably one of my favourite childrens book author,

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Michael Morpurgo is, in his own words, "oldish, married with three children, and a grandfather six times over." Born in 1943, he attended schools in London, Sussex and Canterbury (one at least of which was horrible enough to inspire him to describe it obliquely in The Butterfly Lion). He went on to London University to study English and French, followed by a step into the teaching profession and a job in a primary school in Kent. It was there that he discovered what he wanted to do.
"We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids - it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me."

War Horse
This book recounts the adventures of a horse as he moves from life on a farm into the battles of World War 1, the story of a friendship lasting through the toughest of tests.
Through the eyes of the war horse, Joey, Michael Morpurgo tells this moving and powerful story of survival on the Western Front.
Runner-up for the Whitbread Award.

www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n11/n55193.jpg


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