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Product Description

Eight-year-old Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. But one day, forced to visit the library, he finds himself captivated by the tale of a unicorn. As war takes hold and threatens his village, the story will change his life in ways he could never have imagined – and it will change yours too. With dramatic colour artwork by Gary Blythe, this powerful tale of war and hope is simply unforgettable.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406302042

Lexile measure

910L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 1.0 points

Other details
  • 80 pages
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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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    TommieGirl1906
    on 27 February 2014

    I think this book is great. I love the way the boy is captivated by the story of the unicorn.

    4out of 5
  2. Avatar bat 761713

    2012theyear
    on 7 November 2012

    Great

    5out of 5
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    RoBBs10
    on 7 March 2012

    This book is a classic Morpurgo Story, it leaves you still believing!

    5out of 5
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    la1397
    on 4 March 2012

    This book is so beautiful, i was given it by my sister, and i love it so much. It’s an amzing book, just like it’s author.

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    booksrcul
    on 29 January 2012

    BRILLIANT!

    4out of 5
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    Molly13579
    on 29 July 2010

    Hi I borrowed this book from the libary for the space hop and I found this book so amazing. Kim

    5out of 5