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If you saw a lion stealing a string of sausages, who would believe you? Can Tom prove his story is true? Tom knows he really saw it. Something amazing. A lion strolling through the orchard with a string of sausages dangling from its mouth. Trouble is, no one believes him. No one except Clare – the cleverest girl in his class. She knows he isn’t lying. Can she and Tom prove his story is true – by catching the lion? A boy. A lion. A thrilling mystery. (Plus yummy sausages.) Magical stuff from the king of writers.

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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. Avatar bear 761721

    on 9 January 2017

    This is a fantastic, tail-sweeping, friendship story with lions, of course! Great story with mischief and fun!

    5out of 5
  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 2 April 2015


    5out of 5
  3. Hayley 113303

    on 3 March 2015

    VERY GOOD please read