Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
This insightful collection is the perfect gift for Michael Morpurgo fans who want to understand how writing works and where stories begin. Revealing essays from Michael about more than twenty of his most popular novels are combined with key extracts from his books along with historical context and illuminating background information from Michael's brother Mark. Stunning illustrations from Michael Foreman, photographs and facsimiles complete the immersive experience.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2016
"From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." -- The Guardian This is totally absorbing - find out how one of our greatest storytellers gets his inspiration. This collection of essays gives a revealing insight into how writing works and where stories begin; it's a brilliant way to inspire children to write. [...] This is a superb book which really takes the reader inside the author's mind, showing just how he came to write such great novels, and what inspired him. A brilliant classroom resource and a good read for any age. Parents in Touch ...I found it brilliant. This book has a good structure and is very interesting. [...] A must for Morpurgo fans. Junior News and Mail
Michael Morpurgo has an unparalleled reputation as a children's storyteller. He was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, has written over 100 books and is the winner of many awards, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. His books are translated and read around the world and his hugely popular novel War Horse is now both a critically acclaimed stage play and a highly successful film. Michael and his wife, Clare, live in Devon. Visit Michael's website at: www.michaelmorpurgo.com