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Michael Morpurgo Christmas Stories Award-winning author/illustrator

by Michael Morpurgo (author)

Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Michael Morpurgo returns with four festive stories illustrated in colour by four top artists. The master of children’s storytelling makes the spirit of Christmas sing out loud in these stirring festive tales. There are three classic favourites – On Angel Wings, The Best of Times and The Best Christmas Present in the World. Plus a brand new story, The Goose is Getting Fat, about a boy’s festive act of mercy. All illustrated with glorious colour pictures by Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, Emma Chichester Clark and Sophie Allsopp. Our joy is complete and our wish list has been written.

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Format

Hardback

ISBN

9781405268950

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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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    heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    a lovely collection of stories

    4out of 5