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This double story set will delight fans of the brilliant Michael Morpurgo, master storyteller and author of War Horse. From Robin Hood to Joan of Arc, this extraordinary writer breathes new life into a pair of legendary tales. In Outlaw, a boy finds a buried skull and uncovers a compelling story in a vivid re-imagining of the life and times of Robin Hood. In Sparrow, Joan of Arc devotee Eloise has a very special daydream: of a young girl who faces the impossible task of setting free her country, at the cost of everything she holds dear…

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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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