Four unforgettable novels by award-winning former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, beautifully packaged as classic gift set. Luxury gift edition box set of four best-selling Michael Morpurgo novels: 'Private Peaceful', 'The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips', 'Butterfly Lion' and 'Toro! Toro!'. The perfect present for younger readers keen to learn more about the world around them through powerfully imaginative stories. Key title / A great value box set of best-loved young fiction books / Private Peaceful won the Blue Peter Children's Book of the Year award 2005 and has now sold over 220k units in the UK since launch / Best-selling and award-winning, 'The Amazing Adventure of Adolphus Tips' has sold through 100,000 paperbacks in the UK and spent 20 weeks in the bestseller charts / 'The Butterfly Lion' continues to sell in impressive quantities and has now sold over 650,000 units / 'Toro! Toro!' has also sold over 200,000 units / Michael Morpurgo will be presenting a series on the history of childhood on BBC Radio 4
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
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 '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 Praise for 'Toro! Toro!': 'A tale about another country and another time that resonates with the here and now! Once again, Morpurgo demonstrates his talent for stories of absolute clarity about big events.' Sunday Times 'A poignant tale, simply told, about the horror of the Spanish Civil War and the noble cruelty of bullfighting.' Sunday Telegraph Praise for 'The Butterfly Lion' 'Will touch all hearts -- both young and old.' Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation