michael morpurgo

  • Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, OBE FKC AKC (born 5 October 1943) is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children’s literature. He was the third Children’s Laureate.

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michael morpurgo facts – Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful (After Words)
Private Peaceful (After Words)
From the Children’s Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. Includes After Words bonus features.

As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror.
As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can’t bear to to think about–the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.

Elephant door knocker

Elephant door knocker
This knocker belongs to a cottage on Holy Island. By coincidence we had listened to Michael Morpurgo’s audiobook "Running Wild" on the long drive to Northumberland. It’s a great story about a boy and an elephant lost in the jungle.

Guests of honour

Guests of honour
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Michael Morpurgo at ‘War Horse: Fact & Fiction’.

michael morpurgo facts

Kensuke's Kingdom
A spellbinding tale of survival and self-discovery from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, who is poised for breakthrough U.S. success.

When Michael’s father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It’s an ideal trip – even Michael’s sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure – until Michael is swept overboard. He’s washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he’s not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael’s life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.


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