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Product Description

The rich and greedy sultan loves his jewels more than anything, so when he loses a diamond button he is furious! Especially as a little red rooster has found the shining gem, and is eager to share his good fortune out. The angry sultan is determined to get his diamond back, and sets a series of cunning traps to outwit the plucky bird. But as a hilarious chase begins, it becomes clear that greed can only lead to sorrow, while true happiness lies in a generous heart.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007489985

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books

Date published

January 3rd, 2013

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Condition

New

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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What kids think

  1. Pearl 113298

    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I LOVE HIS BOOKS SO MUCH

  2. Pearl 113298

    supercoolcharm
    on 7 March 2013

    i love it

    5out of 5