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Big Cat Readers: A Visit to the Farm Award-winning author/illustrator

by Michael Morpurgo (author)

Suitable for 5 - 7 years

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Product Description

Written by former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, this is an account of a child’s stay at a farm. Told in the form of letters home and illustrated with vibrant photographs, it conveys the fun and excitement of working closely with animals. A non-fiction recount corresponding to Turquoise Band 7 of the Book Bands for Guided Reading.

Product Details

Series

Big Cat Readers

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007186105

Publisher

Collins

Date published

January 1st, 2005

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.8; Lower years; 0.5 points

Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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