Dolphin Boy


Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Michael Foreman

Jim is sad because his father's beloved fishing boat, the Sally May, is in desperate need of repair. After Jim alerts the village to help save a beached dolphin, 'Smiler' returns whenever called to take Jim for a ride on his back out to sea.


When Jim's friends want to join in, Jim's family decide to put the Sally May to good use by taking visitors on trips to see the dolphins and Jim is happy once again.


This is another heartwarming tale from the wonderful Michael Morpurgo, perfectly complemented by beautiful illustrations.


Publisher: Andersen Press

About the author

  • Michael Morpurgo

    Children's Laureate 2003-2005

    Award-winning children's writer Michael Morpurgo was born in 1943 in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Kensuke's Kingdom, My Friend Walter and Private Peaceful. Many of his books have been successfully adapted for the stage or for film and television including War Horse and Private Peaceful


    As well as writing, Michael runs the charity Farms for City Children with his wife Claire. In 2003 he became the third Children's Laureate (2003-2005), taking on a role he helped to establish together with the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. During his time as laureate he toured extensively, concentrating on sharing the power of stories.


    Visit Michael's website

    (Credit Richard Cannon)
    (Credit Richard Cannon)

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