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Half a Man

(2014)
A Chapter Book by

 
 
A poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war from the acclaimed author of War Horse, illustrated by a talented new screen printer. From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa's ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare; must not make too much noise; must not ask Grandpa about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays, and as he finally learns the story behind Grandpa's injuries, he gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Half a Man
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-7636-7747-7 / 978-0-7636-7747-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Half a Man
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4063-5133-4 / 978-1-4063-5133-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Half a Man
Author(s): Sir Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4063-6713-3 / 978-1-4063-6713-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Half a Man
Author(s): Sir Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4063-6076-7 / 978-1-4063-6076-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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September 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Half a Man
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Walker
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