A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo in the vein of Private Peaceful and The Butterfly Lion.

This is a landmark new novel from the nation's favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand, but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine and music, too, and every week he goes to market with his mother, to ride his special horse on the town carousel.

But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky, and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart.

Only there's a kind sergeant among the Germans - a man with a young boy of his own at home, a man who trained as a carpenter. Between them, perhaps boy and man can mend what has been broken - and maybe even the whole town....

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Please invite this wonderful story in, you won’t regret it. History is rarely more movingly alive." - Morris Gleitzman


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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-813463-4 / 978-0-00-813463-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-813465-0 / 978-0-00-813465-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-813464-2 / 978-0-00-813464-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flamingo Boy
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU