Books by Michael Morpurgo (Author of War Horse)
Michael Morpurgo - Author
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No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. This production also played in New York where it was awarded five Tony Awards.
Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in , he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write. He left teaching after ten years in order to set up 'Farms for City Children' with his wife. They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. In this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth. He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played a large part in his life.
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Featured books by Michael Morpurgo
His work is noted for its "magical storytelling",  for recurring themes such as the triumph of an outsider or survival, for characters' relationships with nature, and for vivid settings such as the Cornish coast or World War I. Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate , from to Morpurgo did not learn who his biological father was until he was 19 years old,  while watching the film version of Great Expectations , with his mother, in which Tony Van Bridge appeared. Morpurgo attended schools in central London, Devon , Sussex and Kent ; [ citation needed ] his unhappy experiences at boarding school would inform his novel The Butterfly Lion. He attended the independent prep school Mount House in Devon until he was He then went to the King's School , an independent school in Canterbury , prior to studying at King's College London and graduating with a third class degree  before entering the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He also, from , briefly taught at St.