Sir Michael Morpurgo

Sir Michael Morpurgo

  • 5 stars across 25 books
Michael Morpurgo was 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, has written over 100 books and is the winner of many awards, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. His books are translated and read around the world and his hugely popular novel War Horse is now both a critically acclaimed stage play and a highly successful film. Michael and his wife, Clare, live in Devon. 
4th September 2006

I Believe in Unicorns

A moving story about unity and inspiration in the face of destruction, by the 2003–2005 Children's Laureate.Tomas hates ... MoreI Believe in Unicorns

(21 reviews) Review
2nd November 2017

Lucky Button

A moving historical story inspired by the Foundling Museum, written by acclaimed children's author Michael Morpurgo and ... MoreLucky Button

(8 reviews) Review
27th June 2013


(7 reviews) Review
5th September 2013

Meeting Cezanne

A gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. When Yannick learns that he is to s... MoreMeeting Cezanne

(7 reviews) Review
5th November 2015

The Mozart Question

From a master storyteller and former Children's Laureate comes a moving story of a group of musicians who survived the H... MoreThe Mozart Question

(7 reviews) Review
3rd March 2016

The Kites Are Flying!

From the former Children's Laureate and author of international phenomenon War Horse comes a moving tale celebrating the... MoreThe Kites Are Flying!

(7 reviews) Review
1st October 2016

The Giant's Necklace

A thrilling ghost story that revisits Cornwall's industrial past. Short-story-telling at its very best, from the UK most... MoreThe Giant's Necklace

(7 reviews) Review
13th April 2007


(6 reviews) Review
4th April 2005

Cool as a Cucumber

A delightful story for young readers from former Children's Laureate and author of the international phenomenon War Hors... MoreCool as a Cucumber

(4 reviews) Review
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    Such a beautiful short read. Beginning with many unknown stories from when a film reporter visits a small village with lots of controversy. It has two...

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