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    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit. Michael Morpurgo is the author of more than a hundred titles. His books have been translated into over twenty- five languages, and many have been made into films and plays. In 1976 he and his wife Clare set up the charity Farms for City Children, and in the last thirty years over sixty thousand children have come to stay and work on one of the farms run by the charity. From 2003 to 2005 Michael became the third Children's Laureate and travelled all over the world telling stories to anyone who would listen. Since then he has continued to write and published ten new titles, among them Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea, The Amazing Adventures of Adolpus Tips, Beowulf, Born to Run, The Mozart Question and Singing for Mrs Pettigrew. War Horse has been adapted for stage and screen.

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
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    The Iron Man

    Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Th... More

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    9th February 2016

    Solomon and Mortimer

    Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing i... More

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    1st November 2010

    The Iron Man

    A stunning new version of a much-loved children's classic.Part modern fairy tale, part science fiction myth, The Iron Ma... More

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    4th September 2008

    How the Whale Became: And Other Stories

    Long ago when the world was brand new, before animals or birds, the sun rose into the sky and brought the first day. To ... More

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    6th March 2008

    Collected Poems for Children

    This collection brings together the poems Ted Hughes wrote for children throughout his life. They are arranged by volume... More

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    6th October 2011

    Ffangs the Vampire Bat and the Kiss of Truth

    Ffangs lives with the other vampires on Vampire Island, but he is different from the rest - he can't stand the sight of ... More

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    7th October 2004

    Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales: And Other Creation Tales

    Ted Hughes's critically acclaimed creation stories for children appear here in one collected volume for the first time. ... More

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    27th July 2002

    Iron Woman

    Full of the power and fantastic imagination of his famous book The Iron Man, this sequel from the late Poet Laureate is ... More

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    21st September 2009

    Timmy the Tug

    Ted Hughes was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Now, over ten years after his death, Thames & Hudson is pu... More

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