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Michael Morpurgo


UK flag (1943 - )

Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his novel, Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs as a play devised by Bristol Old Vic. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.
 
Novels
Long Way Home (1975)
Friend or Foe (1977)
Nine Lives of Montezuma (1980)
Miss Wirtles Revenge (1981)
Twist of Gold (1983)
Little Foxes (1984)
Why the Whales Came (1985)
Tom's Sausage Lion (1986)
King of the Cloud Forests (1987)
Mossop's Last Chance (1988)
My Friend Walter (1988)
Mr. Nobody's Eyes (1989)
Waiting for Anya (1990)
The Sandman and the Turtles (1991)
The War of Jenkins' Ear (1993)
The Dancing Bear (1994)
Arthur, High King of Britain (1994)
The Wreck of the Zanzibar (1995)
The Butterfly Lion (1996)
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley (1996)
Robin of Sherwood (1996)
Gullivers Travels (1997)
Arthur, High King of Britain - Excalibur (1998)
Camelot: The Last Days (1998)
Red Eyes at Night (1998)
Escape from Shangri-La (1998)
Wartman (1998)
Joan of Arc (1998)
Kensuke's Kingdom (1999)
Black Queen (2000)
Billy the Kid (2000)
Dear Olly (2000)
Out of the Ashes (2001)
Toro! Toro! (2001)
Cool! (2002)
The Last Wolf (2002)
The Sleeping Sword (2002)
Mr Skip (2002)
Cool as a Cucumber (2003)
Private Peaceful (2003)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2004)
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (2005)
I Believe in Unicorns (2005)
Born to Run (2006)
     aka Best Mates
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea (2006)
Beowulf (2006)
The Mozart Question (2007)
Kaspar (2008)
     aka The Titanic Cat
Running Wild (2009)
An Elephant in the Garden (2010)
Not Bad for a Bad Lad (2010)
Shadow (2010)
Little Manfred (2011)
Outlaw (2012)
Sparrow (2012)
A Medal for Leroy (2012)
Listen to the Moon (2014)
An Eagle in the Snow (2015)
The Fox and the Ghost King (2016)
Toto (2017)
Lucky Button (2017)
Flamingo Boy (2018)
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Omnibus
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Collections
It Never Rained (1974)
All Around the Year (poems) (1979) (with Ted Hughes)
The White Horse of Zennor (1982)
Michael Morpurgo Pack (1994)
Stories from Mudpuddle Farm (1994) (with Shoo Rayner)
Muck and Magic (1995)
Simply the Best (1996) (with Joan Aiken, Jonathan Allen, Sheila Lavelle, Jan Mark, Robert Swindells, Colin Thompson and Jacqueline Wilson)
Michael Morpurgo Stories (2000)
From Hereabout Hill (2000)
More Muck and Magic (2001)
Kids' Night In (2003) (with Eoin Colfer, Annie Dalton, Garth Nix, Darren Shan and Jacqueline Wilson)
Singing for Mrs Pettigrew (2006)
Three for Tea (2006) (with Anne Fine and Jacqueline Wilson)
Animal Tales (2008)
Free? (2009) (with David Almond, Ibtisam Barakat, Malorie Blackman, Theresa Breslin, Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Ursula Dubosarsky, Jamila Gavin, Patricia McCormick, Margaret Mahy, Sarah Mussi, Meja Mwangi and Rita Williams-Garcia)
Ox-Tales:Water (2009) (with William Boyd, Michel Faber, Giles Foden, Esther Freud, Zoë Heller, Heri Kunzu, David Park and Vikram Seth)
Magic Beans (2011) (with Adèle Geras, Philip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson)
Snow Tales (2012)
Michael Morpurgo Christmas Stories (2012)
Stories of War (2013)
Island Tales (2013)
Of Lions and Unicorns (2013)
The Great War (2015) (with David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, Ursula Dubosarsky, Timothée De Fombelle, Adèle Geras, A L Kennedy, Marcus Sedgwick, Tanya Lee Stone and Sheena Wilkinson)
Christmas Stories (2015)
Morpurgo Collection (2016)
Greatest Animal Stories (2016)
Greatest Magical Stories (2018)
Magical Myths and Legends (2018)
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Plays
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Picture Books
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Chapter Books
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Michael Morpurgo recommends
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The Closing March (1997)
Lynne Markham
"A cornet call of hope. A book that chokes you throughout, and not just on coal dust."
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A Little Piece of Ground (2003)
Elizabeth Laird
"A Little Piece of Ground is an exciting, enlightening and important story that brings to life the reality of events reported daily in the news, and will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts affecting our world today. A fine book, and a daring book."
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Against the Tide (2005)
(Against the Tide)
Theresa Tomlinson
"Utterly absorbing."
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Montmorency's Revenge (2006)
(Montmorency, book 4)
Eleanor Updale
"Thrills from first page to last."
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Dog Lost (2008)
Ingrid Lee
"A tough book, a tender book, and one I shan't forget."
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My Name is Mina (2010)
(Skellig)
David Almond
"David Almond is a fine writer, one of the very finest we have. He is simply incapable of writing a bad sentence."
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Wild Wings (2011)
Gill Lewis
"Here's a rare thing, a novel, and a first novel too, that opens your eyes, touches your heart, and is so engaging it almost turns the pages for you."
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Life, Above All (2011)
Allan Stratton
"An extraordinary literary achievement."
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An Inventory of Heaven (2012)
Jane Feaver
"Jane Feaver is a supremely compelling chronicler of rural isolation."
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Loyal Creatures (2014)
Morris Gleitzman
"One of the very best novels I have read."
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Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot (2015)
(Aubrey)
Horatio Clare
"Here is writing and storytelling at its best. Here is a wondrous tale..."

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