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Books by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse

Some might say that Michael Morpurgo is the nation's storyteller. A titan of literature, children all over the planet love and devour his books.

The BookTrust President and former Children's Laureate has written quite a few stories - so here are just a few to start reading first. Trust us - you'll end up wanting to read them all...

  • War Horse

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Francois Place

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  • War Horse

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Francois Place

    Steven Spielberg enjoyed this story so much, he turned into a film. Joey is a young farm horse, sold to the army at the beginning …

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  • The Last Wolf

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • The Last Wolf

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Powerful illustrations underline this captivating tale of loyalty and bravery.

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  • A Medal for Leroy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • A Medal for Leroy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    A moving story of love, loss and discovering your identity, inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in …

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  • All I Said Was

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Ross Collins

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  • All I Said Was

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Ross Collins

    One of an innovative series of dyslexia-friendly picture books which feature accessible fonts, strong contrast, good spacing and u…

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    This is a beautifully written tale of an exceptional friendship which survives beyond the boundaries of culture and language.

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  • The Mozart Question

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • The Mozart Question

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Reporter Lesley is told she can ask world-renowned violinist Paolo anything about his life and career as a musician, but on no acc…

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  • Farm Boy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • Farm Boy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Rich with historical detail and beautifully illustrated, this is a touching and inspirational portrayal of farming life and famili…

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  • Shadow

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo

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  • Shadow

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo

    This is a candid exploration of the injustices of war, at home and away, and an unflinching account of the treatment of asylum see…

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  • Dolphin Boy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • Dolphin Boy

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    After Jim helps save a beached dolphin, 'Smiler' returns whenever called to take Jim for a ride on his back out to sea.

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  • An Eagle in the Snow

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • An Eagle in the Snow

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Stuck on a train, a boy listens to a stranger’s story about one moment that could have stopped World War II. A thought-provoking s…

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  • We Are Not Frogs!

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Sam Usher

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  • We Are Not Frogs!

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Sam Usher

    Alice and Jago are playing in granny's garden one day when they find lots of toads in the long grass. Michael Morpurgo's lovely na…

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  • Mister Skip

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Griff

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  • Mister Skip

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Griff

    Although Jackie looks after Gran's tatty old donkey, Barnaby, she longs to have her own horse like the local boys. And when she fi…

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