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/ Key title A heart-warming tale of courage and warmth, set against the backdrop of the second world war, about an abandoned village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat! 'Classic Morpurgo brilliance' - Publishing News / A new, emotional, heart-warming story from the Children's Laureate / 20,000 copies sold of The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips in hardback / A hugely successful author on the HarperCollins Children's Books list. / Michael Morpurgo's PRIVATE PEACEFUL sold over 50,000 copies in hardback, won the Red House Children's Book Award, and has been adapted into a critically acclaimed play. / Michael Morpurgo is one of the most well-known and loved of children's authors. He has won both the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and been shortlisted for numerous other children's book awards.

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In May 2003 Michael was appointed Children's Laureate. During this role, he has travelled the country from end to end, bringing books to children in remote areas as well as to inner city children. Through the power of his storytelling, Michael has succeeded in 'putting literature back into literacy'. Michael and his wife Clare have been award MBEs for their work in founding and running the charity Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Morpurgo was a teacher and his knowledge of children's experiences, plus his experience of farms enrich his writing enormously. He has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Carnedie Medal and the Smarties Book Prize.

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"A master storyteller at his best" The Sunday Times "From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." Guardian "Classic Morpurgo brilliance" Bookseller's choice, Publishing News "!a succinctly engaging tear-jerker, it is also full of happiness and affection and has a joyful ending! It is also about people who care enough to look after each other, offering a lesson in life as well as history. Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week "!Michael Morpurgo weaves a touching tale that's full of surprises. A master storyteller at his best." Funday Times "As always, Morpurgo writes with solid confidence in a voice that's gentle yet spellbinding." Evening Standard 'Praise for PRIVATE PEACEFUL: Tommo's journey from agricultural labourer to cannon fodder is movingly told!Michael Morpurgo is expert at getting through to his readers. He writes here about events that should never be forgotten nor forgiven, and does so most effectively. Independent !full of warmth as well as grief, conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive! Sunday Times The best novel he's written since The Butterfly Lion. The Times Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom. Telegraph A poignant, elegiac novel. Daily Mail

"A master storyteller at his best" The Sunday Times "From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." Guardian "Classic Morpurgo brilliance" Bookseller's choice, Publishing News "!a succinctly engaging tear-jerker, it is also full of happiness and affection and has a joyful ending! It is also about people who care enough to look after each other, offering a lesson in life as well as history. Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week "!Michael Morpurgo weaves a touching tale that's full of surprises. A master storyteller at his best." Funday Times "As always, Morpurgo writes with solid confidence in a voice that's gentle yet spellbinding." Evening Standard 'Praise for PRIVATE PEACEFUL: Tommo's journey from agricultural labourer to cannon fodder is movingly told!Michael Morpurgo is expert at getting through to his readers. He writes here about events that should never be forgotten nor forgiven, and does so most effectively. Independent !full of warmth as well as grief, conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive! Sunday Times The best novel he's written since The Butterfly Lion. The Times Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom. Telegraph A poignant, elegiac novel. Daily Mail

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