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Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo Biography
Michael Morpurgo is an award-winning English author, born in St. Alban’s in 1943. After attending St. Matthias primary school in London, Michael was sent away to boarding school, which he never liked and wrote about in his novel, Butterly Lion.

Later Michael joined the army but decided it wasn’t for him and become a teacher instead, where he says “I ran out of other writers’ stories to read, so started making up some of my own”. After ten years as a teacher, Michael and his wife Clare, set up a charity called Farms for City Children, to help inner city children experience life in the countryside. Over 90,000 children have benefited by spending time on one of the three farms run by the charity.
Michael now lives in Devon and has written more than 130 books! You can read more about his life in Michael’s biography, War Child to War Horse.

Michael Morpurgo's latest book, Flamingo Boy, was published in February 2018.

Michael Morpurgo Facts
His wife Clare, is the eldest daughter of Sir Allen Lane, founder of Penguin Books!

Michael was inspired by (and later became great friends with) the poet Ted Hughes and together they came up with the idea of a Children’s Laureate. In 2003 Michael became the third Children’s Laureate and you can read more about the Children’s Laureate and how it recognises the important role of children’s books here: http://www.childrenslaureate.org.uk

Our favourite Michael Morpurgo book characters
Charlie from Private Peaceful 
- Michael from Kensuke’s Kingdom
- Joey from War Horse 

Michael Murpurgo Series
Farm Boy is the sequel to War Horse
Mudpuddle Farm

Our favourite Michael Morpurgo book quotes
- “I can hate you more, but I’ll never love you less” (War Horse)
- “Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but never have and I do not now. I live in his glow” (Private Peaceful)
- “Life must not be spent always hoping, always waiting. Life is for living” (Kensuke’s Kingdom)
Michael Morpurgo Children's Books
Book pages Best Mates
Best Mates
11 Reviews

26th February '15

Book pages Hee-Haw Hooray!
Hee-Haw Hooray!
10 Reviews

29th June '17

Book pages Flamingo Boy
Flamingo Boy
10 Reviews

19th February '18

Book pages An Eagle in the Snow
An Eagle in the Snow
6 Reviews

21st September '15

Book pages Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
6 Reviews

5th September '13

Book pages Running Wild
Running Wild
6 Reviews

27th May '10

Book pages Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
5 Reviews

24th August '15

Book pages Shadow
Shadow
5 Reviews

29th September '11

Book pages War Horse
War Horse
4 Reviews

1st November '10

Book pages Homecoming
Homecoming
3 Reviews

5th May '16

Book pages I Believe in Unicorns
I Believe in Unicorns
3 Reviews

4th September '06

Book pages The Mozart Question
The Mozart Question
3 Reviews

5th November '15

Book pages Friend or Foe
Friend or Foe
3 Reviews

6th August '07

Book pages Pinocchio
Pinocchio
3 Reviews

1st January '15

Book pages A Medal for Leroy
A Medal for Leroy
3 Reviews

29th August '13

Book pages Kensuke's Kingdom
Kensuke's Kingdom
2 Reviews

2nd January '12

Book pages Fox Friend
Fox Friend
2 Reviews

1st November '12

Book pages Meeting Cezanne
Meeting Cezanne
2 Reviews

4th January '12

Book pages Born to Run
Born to Run
2 Reviews

2nd June '08

Book pages Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
2 Reviews

25th September '14

Book pages The Last Wolf
The Last Wolf
2 Reviews

2nd January '03

Book pages Coming Home
Coming Home
2 Reviews

14th November '16

Book pages The Dancing Bear
The Dancing Bear
2 Reviews

29th June '94

Book pages Escape from Shangri-La
Escape from Shangri-La
2 Reviews

4th September '06

Book pages Kensuke's Kingdom
Kensuke's Kingdom
2 Reviews

25th February '16

Book pages Pigs Might Fly!
Pigs Might Fly!
2 Reviews

3rd March '08

Book pages Waiting for Anya
Waiting for Anya
2 Reviews

5th February '07

Book pages Kensuke's Kingdom
Kensuke's Kingdom
2 Reviews

1st February '00

Book pages Cool!
Cool!
2 Reviews

3rd March '03

Book pages Running Wild
Running Wild
1 Reviews

3rd September '09

Book pages Animal Tales
Animal Tales
1 Reviews

5th May '08

Book pages Toro! Toro!
Toro! Toro!
1 Reviews

7th May '02

Book pages All I Said Was
All I Said Was
1 Reviews

15th February '14

Book pages Wartman
Wartman
1 Reviews

1st October '13

Book pages Dear Olly
Dear Olly
1 Reviews

6th October '01

Book pages War Horse
War Horse
1 Reviews

1st November '04

Book pages Fox Friend
Fox Friend
1 Reviews

7th September '17

Book pages War Horse
War Horse
1 Reviews

31st July '14

Book pages Snug
Snug
1 Reviews

1st September '13

Book pages Minikid
Minikid
1 Reviews

26th March '14

Book pages Dancing Bear
Dancing Bear
1 Reviews

29th August '13

Book pages Listen to the Moon
Listen to the Moon
1 Reviews

22nd September '14

Book pages The Mozart Question
The Mozart Question
1 Reviews

5th November '07

Book pages Half a Man
Half a Man
1 Reviews

7th July '16

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