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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo

 Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, six of which have been made into films. Born in St Albans in Hrtfordshire in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, before returning to London and later moving to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write. He left teaching after ten years in order to set up "Farms for City Children" with his wife. They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. In 1999 this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth. He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played an important part in his life. Morpurgo has a gift for magical storytelling, and his books also often tackle social issues. In 2003 Michael Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate, a scheme he had originally helped to set up with poet Ted Hughes. The Laureateship rewards a lifetime contribution to children's literature and highlights the importance of the role of children's books. In 2004 he received the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and he has won La Prix Sorcière for his books Le Royaume de Kensuke, Soldat Peaceful and Le Roi des Forêts de Brume. He was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to literature.

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French : Popular Fiction

Ages 0-4

Les Lutins

A collection of accessible paperback picture books in small format (19 cm x 15 cm) for young readers and early learners....

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136222 Le cygne argenté £5.90  

French : CDs/audiobooks

Ages 8-10

135946 Toro! Toro! (Livre + 2 CD) £21.75 +VAT

French : Popular Fiction

Ages 5-7

145291 Le lion blanc £10.95  

Ages 8-10

259791 L'ours qui ne voulait pas danser £6.70  
259789 Le lion blanc £7.75  
319156 Le secret de grand-père £6.95  
286775 Toro! Toro £6.75  
141749 Mauvais garçon £7.25  
076730 Pinocchio raconte Pinocchio £12.75  

Ages 11-14

259747 Anya £7.50  
071123 Cool! £4.80  
071950 Le jour des baleines £7.35  
071941 Le roi Arthur £8.15  
167193 Le roi de la forêt des brumes £9.25  
333635 Le royaume de Kensuke £11.75  
071940 Le tresor des O'Brien £8.00  
259751 Monsieur Personne £6.15  
071939 Tempête sur Shangri-La £7.35  
008803 Cheval de guerre £8.00  
004523 Cheval de guerre £13.75  
072266 Enfant de la jungle £8.30  
103848 L'étonnante histoire d'Adolphus Tips £8.65  
071554 L'histoire d'Aman £7.20  
366163 Le meilleur chien du monde £6.95  
258891 Les neufs vies du chat Montezuma £7.15  
116393 Loin de la ville en flammes £7.10  
259753 Robin des bois £7.30  
105232 Seul sur la mer immense £8.30  
403012 Soldat Peaceful £7.10  

Italian : Popular Fiction

Ages 5-7

Banana Blu - Imparo a leggere

Created for first time readers, the "Banana Blu" series offers original stories which aim to develop early reading skills....

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404475 La sirenetta di Sara £4.40  

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