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“This story is not a story at all. It all happened.”

In March 2001, Becky Morley’s idyllic world changes forever. Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out on a farm, hundreds of miles away from Becky’s home in rural Devon. Soon, the nightmare is just a few fields away. As local sheep are infected and whole flocks are destroyed, the carcasses of once-loved animals are left burning on terrible pyres. Will the Morleys be next? Will their pedigree dairy herd, the sows with their piglets and Becky’s hand-reared lamb survive? Or will they all be slaughtered too? The waiting and hoping is the most agonizing experience of Becky’s life…

A powerful and moving fictional account of true events, by one of the most acclaimed children’s writers of our time.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781447207337

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

8025 morpurgo 206731

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. Pearl 113298

    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I LOVE HIS BOOKS SO MUCH

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    Magicme11
    on 20 February 2013

    I cant imagine life like this.It made me want to cry,it was so sad.

    4out of 5
  3. Jane blonde 113694

    india352000
    on 2 May 2012

    This book looks really good!!!!!!!!!! Def gonna read it! x